Blog Posts - Uzbekistan



Shavkat Mirziyoyev scores landslide victory in Uzbekistan's presidential election

Uzbekistan's Prime Minister and interim President Shavkat Mirziyoyev leaves a voting booth at a polling station during a presidential election in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, December 4, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan's prime ministe...

Uzbekistan holds election after long-time president’s death

A man casts his ballot during the presidential election in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, December 4, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)People in Uzbekistan are casting their ballots in the presidential election following the death of long-time leader Islam Karimo...

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov ‘critically ill’

This file photo shows Uzbek President Islam Karimov in November 2015. (By AFP)The government in Uzbekistan says the country’s President Islam Karimov is critically ill, almost one week after he suffered a brain stroke.The 78-year-old president has...

Uzbekistan vs Syria 1-0 Highlights 2016 AFC Qualification

by Goals Aim on Sep 1, 2016

Why traveling to Central Asia should be on your bucket list

Where traveling to Asia is concerned, countries in the southeast or Pacific tend to get the majority of attention. Central Asia, on the other hand, is overlooked by most. Situated south of Russia, west of China and north of Iran and Pakistan, the cou...
by BarePockets on Aug 18, 2016

The Uzbekistan Trip Planner

A long-standing dream spanning four decades of wanting to travel to Uzbekistan was finally realised in September 2015. The decision happened just like that one morning in November 2014. Instead of wistfully saying or whining that “I want to go...
by My Favourite Things on Jul 18, 2016

Uzbekistan: The food & markets special

The origin of this post lies in a series of arguments discussions I had with my mother about vegetarian food in Uzbekistan before I left for my trip in September 2015. Amma was convinced that I would not get any … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on Jul 15, 2016

The surprise and delight that was Tashkent

My first view of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan was at 2 am on a September morning in 2015 when my flight from Delhi landed. Of course, I saw nothing except lights ! An hour later, after having cleared immigration … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on Jul 13, 2016

The silk paper factory at Konigil

When I first came across the term ‘Silk Paper” in one of the many museums at Khiva, I was intrigued as to what it was. Was silk paper a special kind of silk that looked and felt like paper? Or … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on Jul 10, 2016

The blue city of Samarqand

Samarqand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, and is spread over three sites — the ancient settlement known as Afrosiab; the Timurid portion; and modern part of the city. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, Samarqand … Continue...
by My Favourite Things on Jul 8, 2016

The Registan Square of Samarqand

The Registan Square in Samarqand is the city’s, and perhaps Uzbekistan’s, most recognised monument. In a way, it is to Uzbekistan what the Taj Mahal is to India. So it was not surprising that the Registan Square was the one … Contin...
by My Favourite Things on Jul 4, 2016

Shakhrisabz: The home town of Amir Timur

I arrived in Shakhrisabz after a 4-hour, uneventful ride from Bukhara. It was the first day of a 3-day public holiday in Uzbekistan for Qurban Hayit (or Bakri Id as we know in India) and the town appeared to be … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on Jun 26, 2016

Travel Shot: The hat with legs !

There I was walking down one of the many streets in the historical centre of Bukhara, idly looking at stuff being sold at the many pavement stalls lining the street. As I passed the stalls, I made a mental note … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on Jun 20, 2016

The Jewish Heritage of Bukhara

On the very first day of my Uzbekistan trip last September, I stumbled across something that was to add a new perspective to my trip, and give me lots to think about. There I was wandering around the Saviksty Museum … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on Jun 16, 2016

Monumental Bukhara: Masjids, madrassahs, mausoleums and more

The legend of the origin of Bukhara appears in the Shahnameh (or the Epic of the Persian Kings) by Firdausi. When King Siyavush of the Pishdak dynasty wed Farangis, the daughter of King Afrosiab of Samarkand, he was gifted a … Continue reading...
by My Favourite Things on Jun 13, 2016

There’s something about Bukhara !

I fell in love in Bukhara. I wasn’t expecting to, but then love is always unexpected, isn’t it? In fact, I wasn’t expecting anything from Bukhara when I visited Uzbekistan in September 2015. I was too busy dreaming about the …...
by My Favourite Things on Jun 8, 2016

Canada vs Uzbekistan 2-1 Highlights 2016 Friendly

Canada registered a win against Uzbekistan in the match of International Friendly. Canada vs Uzbekistan match ended with 2-1 scoreline in International Friendly 2016. Canada vs Uzbekistan 2-1 Highlights Video Clips International Friendly 2016 Ваш...
by Goals Aim on Jun 7, 2016

Itchan Kala: The inner fortress of Khiva

There are places that leave an impression after you have visited it. And then there are places which leave an impression on you even before you have visited it. Like Itchan Kala, the inner, fortified town of Khiva, an ancient … Continue reading...
by My Favourite Things on Jun 6, 2016

Uzbekistan Enhances Trade Ties with Pakistan to Improve Economy

Uzbekistan may enhance bi-lateral trade with Pakistan as a safeguard against lower commodity prices and a downtrodden world economy. Uzbekistan is a relatively new nation, which gained independence in 1991 and remains a developing nation. The economy...
by EconomyWatch.com on Mar 18, 2016

Museum Treasure: Silk Money of Khorezm

Q: What does a country do if there is a shortage of paper to print currency? A: No problem. They print currency on a material they have in abundance. When the rulers of Khiva of the Khorezm Province in Uzbekistan faced a … Continue reading &#...
by My Favourite Things on Jan 4, 2016


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