Samarkand, Uzbekistan Part 2 Oct 2019

My visit in Samarkand continued with Gur-e-Amir.  Gur-e-Amir means “tomb of the king” and is not only the final resting place of the great Timur


Samarkand, Uzbekistan Part 1 Oct 2019

From Bukhara, I took the hour and half Afrosiyob train to Samarkand.  The Afrosiyob is a Spanish built high speed train that connects Tashkent, the


Bukhara, Uzbekistan Part 2 Oct 2019

The oldest, best preserved, and most original monument in Bukhara is the Ismail Samani Mausoleum built in the 9th century (between 892 and 943).  The


Bukhara, Uzbekistan Part 1 Oct 2019

From Khiva in Uzbekistan, I continued south to its most fierce rival, Bukhara.  I chose to take the one hour flight from nearby Urgench to


Ruins of Ayazkala & Toprak-Kala Oct 2019

About 2 hours drive from Khiva in Uzbekistan is Ayaz-Kala which is an archaeological site with the ruins of a Khorezm fortress built in the


Khiva, Uzbekistan Part 2 Oct 2019

Unlike in other ancient cities such as Samarkand and Bukhara, there is only one blue tiled dome in Khiva belonging to the Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. 


Khiva, Uzbekistan Part 1 Oct 2019

Bright and early, I flew from Tashkent to Urgench and then drove to Khiva which is about an hour or so away.  Khiva was the


Tashkent Metro, Uzbekistan Oct 2019

An interesting place to visit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan is the Metro which was the first underground transportation system built in Central Asia.  It resembles the


Tashkent, Uzbekistan Oct 2019

From Shymkent, Kazakhstan, I crossed over to Uzbekistan using the border crossing at Chernaevka.  This is a pedestrian-only border crossing so I had to leave

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