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  • Day4


    September 11, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Atmosféru hlavného mesta Uzbekistanu si užívame od včerajšieho večera.
    Túlave topánky nás zaviedli do blízkeho okolia centra i do centra samotného.
    Zaujimavé pozorovanie a zážitky vo mne vzbudil veľky bazár Chorsu. Už pár metrov pred vstupom vás ovalí intenzita vôní korenia a bylín, ktoré miestni kupci ponúkajú niektorí formou skoro násilnou. Niečo neuveriteľné, zobral by som asi všetko 😃
    Históriu po socializme môžme pozorovať pri pohľade na hotel Uzbekistan, s jeho typickou fasádou zo sociku 🙂
    Prešli sme ešte rôzne pamiatky, na jednej z fotografii nájdeme aj vysvietenú pravoslávnu cerkev.
    Z oblasti foodcorner by som vyzdvihol brunch, ktorý sme si dali a to palacinky s 3 rôznymi omáčkami. Tieto konkrétne nie sú moje 😂 ja som si dal naslano.
    Turizmus v tychto krajinách ešte nie je celkom rozvinutý, čiže dorozumenie sa s anglickým jazykom je to trošku obmedzené. Aj pri tomto jedle nastali diskrepancie. Namiesto troch omáčok, nám priniesli trikrát tieto nádherne palacinky 😃.
    Cestou som sa ešte zastavil v obchode s craftovaným pivom. Cena bola neuveriteľná - 1,25 litra v prepočte za 1,5 EUR 😍 No nekúp to 😃
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  • Day187

    Der Khast Imam Komplex

    March 16, 2020 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Dieser große religiöse Komplex entstand ungefähr im 6. Jahrhundert.
    Der Name stammt von einem der ersten vereehrten Imame Taschkents.
    Hier befinden sich u.a. eine Moschee und ein Mausoleum.
    Der Platz ist riesig. An diesem schönen sonnigen Abend tummelten sich hier Familien mit ihren Kindern. Die Kinder ließen Drachen steigen. Die Atmosphäre war entspannt und fröhlich.Read more

  • Day128

    Taschkent, Stadtführung

    September 11, 2018 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Zuerst sind wir durch die Neustadt gefahren. Interessant waren die Plattenbauten, die nach dem Erdbeben aufgebaut wurden. Sie waren billig, sollten aber auch schön sein. Also wurden die Betonplatten verziert und so wurde Taschkent zur schönsten Plattenbaustadt erklärt.

    Dann ging es in die Altstadt, wovon nicht viel übrig ist.
    Das Mausoleum und die grosse Moschee waren sehr schön.

    Natürlich gehörte der große Basar auch dazu. Lecker Brot und etwas Obst gekauft.
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    Bärbel xxx

    Kommt mir irgendwie bekannt vor 🤔 - das sind Brote, die an die Backofenwand geklebt werden???


    Schmecken die genau gut wie diesige wir gemeinsam in Warschau gegessen haben?


    Was ist das?

  • Day1

    Tashkent, Khast-i-Imam Mosque & Museum

    April 13, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    After breakfast we go to the hotel where two of our travel mates spent last night. It's two elderly ladies: Heather from Australia (and not from the UK as Said told us) and Aurora from the Philippines but living in the USA (in this case Said got half of the story right).

    All together we get on the van and proceed towards our first destination: the Khast-i-Imam Complex. This Muslim complex is quite new and it was built to resist against earthquakes (apparently this region is quite seismic).

    The first building is a mosque but the minarets outside are not in use. We enter a courtyard with wooden pillars made of Indian timber. The columns are beautifully decorated!
    When we enter the mosque we are only asked to remove our shoes, but not to cover our heads or arms. Inside the building is plain: there are no decorations at all apart from the domes, which are true masterpieces of art.
    There is main hall for men, while women are separated. According to Said this is due to the fact that men would get easily distracted if they had women around... 🙄

    After visiting the mosque we proceed to the wide plaza behind it. The view is absolutely stunning: another huge building with beautiful blue decorations stands out against the blue sky on the other side of the square. The floor of the plaza is made with a mix of ancient and new bricks and some horizontal lines show the distance the each prayer must have from the others.

    We proceed to a smaller building on the side of the mosque: it's the Museum of the Koran. Apparently it contains one of the oldest Korans in the world!
    When we enter the building we are asked to remove the shoes. I ask Said if it's because the museum is considered a holy place, but the answer is much more practical: "No, it's because there is a carpet!" 😂

    The museum consists of a wide hall with a stage on which the Koran is exhibited, sided by smaller rooms. We start with the side rooms, hosting a collection of Korans in every possible language (even in Hebrew!), a miniature version and a huge one. Something I found interesting is that the Koran is always written leaving a wide margin on the pages. The reason is that by browsing the pages, the holy text doesn't get damaged.
    We finally reach the main "attraction" of this place: an ancient Koran dating back to the 6th century. The book is gigantic and written on deer skin. Said explains that Muhammad was a merchant and became prophet at the age of 40. He couldn't write nor read and therefore his words had to be transcribed by others, while he was just "signing" with a seal-ring.
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  • Day1

    Tashkent, Khast-i-Imam Madrasah

    April 13, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    After leaving the museum we complete the visit of this beautiful complex with the majestic building on the other side of the plaza. It's a madrasah! Originally, this word simply meant school, even if nowadays is more connected to the idea of religious schools.

    This madrasah is very different from the ones we will see in Bukhara and Samarkand: it has no decorations and is a one-storey building, so it's much smaller.

    Once inside we realise that is being used to sell handcrafts and souvenirs. To me this place looks more like a Bazar than a Koran school... But in the end Mohammed was a merchant! 😂
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