“Khey vakh!” (What a pleasure!”)

Khiva is a must see city when you travel to Uzbekistan. It was quite different from what I had expected in the first place. I thought it would be a proper city like Bukhara and Samarkand where there were some old buildings scattered around, but the old city of Khiva was actually quite small and […]


Back in Tashkent!

Three years ago when I entered Uzbekistan it was a nightmare at the border where the customs officers checked all the photos on my memory cards, looked everywhere to see how many dollars I had and even looked through every episode of Game of Thrones that I had on my computer. This time I was […]

China, Iran, Kazakhstan, The Silk Road, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Our Trip Along the Silk Road Summarized

The picture is taken from the webpages of Vodkatrain who operate the tour     The Silk Road has its name from the trade of silk and other things between Asia and Europe, but the routes used were actually many. They all go through Central Asia, through changing landscape, countries and cultures. On my trip […]

The Silk Road, Uzbekistan

The Holy City of Bukhara, Uzbekistan

After having a pretty tight itinerary the last couple of weeks it was great to arrive in Bukhara where we would have four full days to explore and relax. Bukhara is Central Asia’s holiest city and was the capitol of the Mangit dynasty from the 16th century until the Bolsheviks came to take over. Today […]

The Silk Road, Uzbekistan

Samarkand, the Capitol of the Timur Empire

After having just a couple of hours of sleep in a hotel in the Uzbek capitol Tashkent we jumped on the next train that would take us to what many will consider the main highlight of the Silk Road, namely Samarkand. The city had been captured by Alexander the Great and Ghengis Khan, but the […]