Uzbekistan: exploring Samarkand

By | 2019-12-31T00:11:07+01:00 December 31st, 2019|

Samarkand, prospering from its location on the Silk Road, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia; some theories propose that it was founded between the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. Modern Samarkand is a thriving tourist center well connected with Tashkent and Bukhara by the railways and providing a variety of accommodations and restaurants to [...]

Uzbekistan: the Fergana Valley

By | 2019-12-28T01:13:10+01:00 December 28th, 2019|

The Fergana Valley Personally, I know the Fergana Valley because the best dried fruit and nuts sold in Kazan, my home city, come from there. Indeed, the Fergana Valley is the most fertile area in Uzbekistan and in the southern part of Central Asia, that’s why it became the agricultural heartland in the region. The Fergana Valley [...]

Uzbekistan: Exploring Tashkent

By | 2019-12-23T22:16:39+01:00 December 23rd, 2019|

Tashkent Tashkent, the capital and the cultural and economic center of Uzbekistan, is home to more than four million people, which makes it the largest city in Central Asia. In 1966, a heavy earthquake destroyed a significant part of Tashkent, especially the old part of the city. Tashkent was completely restored by multiple architects [...]