My final stop in Uzbekistan and Central Asia was Tashkent, the capital. The city has strong Soviet roots but the government is trying to forge a new path. I also ate some amazing food. Click here to read about my two days in Tashkent.
At long last, I reached Samarkand, the heart of the Silk Road and ancient capital of Timur´s great empire. Click here to read about my two days in this legendary city.
After an adventure in the desert, I visited the ancient, legendary city of Bukhara. Bukhara is home to some of the most spectacular Silk Road monuments, lots of madrassas and a 2,500-year old Jewish community. Click here to read about this unique city.
In between Khiva and Bukhara, I visited some ruined castles in the semi-autonomous region of Karakalpakstan. Click here to read about my day in this strange and remote land.
I celebrated my 30th birthday in the pristine ancient city of Khiva, Uzbekistan. Click here to read about my magical day in this beautiful city.