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Uzbekistan: a short summary for your trip

By | January 4th, 2020|

Our “babymoon” destination this autumn was Uzbekistan, rather an unexpected choice for expecting parents, but as we were dreaming of going to the Central Asia since quite a long time, we decided to turn our wishes into reality without further delay and had a wonderful trip for the two of us. Luckily, I tolerated the [...]

Exploring Uzbekistan: Bukhara

By | January 3rd, 2020|

Bukhara is another jem which you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Uzbekistan. It is only 1,5 hours away from Samarkand and its international airport offers many options for you flying in or out of the country. We flew from Bukhara (over Moscow) back to Berlin.  Bukhara embraces about 140 architectural monuments and its historic center was [...]

Uzbekistan: exploring Samarkand

By | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

Colombia: before you go

By | November 17th, 2019|

Currency The current rate (17 November 2019) of COP (Colombian peso) is: 1 EUR = 3810 COP, 1 USD = 3447 COP. 1 Colombian peso = 100 centavo The symbol for COP is $, what looks very similar (or identical?) to the USD’s sign $. Some taxi scammers use this similarity to trick unexperienced tourists, so be careful when paying [...]

Colombia: Paramo de Oceta from Mongui

By | November 10th, 2019|

Paramo de Oceta Our fellow travelers recommended us to visit Mongui and from there to hike the Paramo de Oceta, which is declared to be one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. We booked our trip with Mongui Travels ( two days in advance. The trip costs 40000 peso pp, and for 35000 peso per group [...]

Colombia: Villa de Leyva

By | November 10th, 2019|

Villa de Leyva Next on our Colombian route was Villa de Leyva, a town which became very touristy as over the last 400 years it has preserved much of its original colonial style and architecture: the streets and large central square (Plaza Mayor) are paved with cobblestones, and many buildings date from the sixteenth century. Villa de Leyva’s [...]

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