Uzbekistan
Frunzenskiy Rayon

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  • Day14

    Sandarkan, Crossroads of the Silk Road

    May 21, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Several days in this 2,700 year old city were spent looking at the many mausoleums that celebrate the lives of past nobles, I’m seriously over them, many have been well restored surprisingly often by the former Soviet Government.
    Fortunately there were lots of other things to see including the making of ceramics, metal trays, miniatures, carpets, embroidered goods, etc.
    My guide and driver here were great value and were happy to find interesting things to do including taking me to the best somsa making and eating place in town, it was us and the locals only which was great.
    We even went wine tasting to kill some time till my train came this afternoon, the white wine was light and nice and the first couple of reds were ok but from there they got stronger and sweeter, too sweet for me as each tasting was the size of a normal serve of desert wine at home, the last couple were cognacs which were 40plus percent alcohol, I just about staggered out of there after 12 tastings.
    Tonight I arrived back in Tashkent after several hours on the fast train which topped 212kph, not bad I thought.
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  • Day3

    Tashkent

    July 16, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Capital of Uzbekistan. Founded 2,200 years ago, this has been a center of trade, including the silk route, for that time. It has only been a political center since the latter 19th century.
    The first pic is of the Amur Timur statue. He is better known as Tamerlane, an Uzbek national hero more often associated with Samarkand. Next is Independence Park. Third is the one of the best war memorials I think I've ever seen--a woman weeping along side the eternal flame. It gets at the deep effects of war that are often ignored. 4th is one of the Metro stations, not as ornate as the Moscow Metro, but still nicer than most. Next is "Broadway," the entertainment area of town. Last is part of the main market.Read more

  • Day127

    Taschkent

    September 10, 2018 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Heute waren 380 km bis Taschkent zu bewältigen.
    Kein leichtes Unterfangen, weil die Straßen teilweise große Bodenwellen hatten und die Usbeken im Autofahren die schlimmsten sind, die wir bisher erlebt haben. In der Stadt darf man 70 km/h fahren. Diejenigen von uns, die später losgefahren sind, haben 3 schwere Unfälle gesehen.

    Nach dem traumhaften Kirgisistan enttäuschte die Landschaft uns heute.

    Interessanterweise unterscheidet sich Usbekistan doch sehr von Kirgisistan, obwohl beide bis 1991 zur Sowjetunion gehörten. Die Dörfer durch die wir durchfahren sehen ganz anders aus.

    In Kirgisistan war der Sprinter von Mercedes das Transportmittel no.1.
    Hier sind es Minibusse von Chrysler. 80 Prozent aller PKWs sind hier von Chrysler. Fast alle fahren hier mit Methan, selbst LKWs sind umgerüstet.

    Taschkent ist die Hauptstadt und hier wohnen 2mio. Menschen. 1966 von einem Erdbeben fast vollständig zerstört wurde es nach einem sowjetischen Generalbebauung solange neu aufgebaut.
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