Category Central Asia

Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Monday Morning Blues – Kalon Mosque, Bukhara

This week’s photo to beat the Monday morning blues comes from my September 2018 visit to the wonderful beguiling country of Uzbekistan. Why not join me and my Twitter buddies by posting a far away photo featuring the colour blue on a Monday morning? Let’s beat those blues together! @wilburstravels

The Tbilisi to Baku Train

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – The Tbilisi to Baku Train

Continuing the story of our (Hamish & I) latest adventure out East…………. We arrived at 9.15 a.m. on our overnight train from Tbilisi. I was pretty damned excited having slept well, a feeling enhanced by the fact that I was in a brand new country. The train journey had been very comfortable in our two-berth […]

Winter Palace, Sheki, Azerbaijan

Monday Morning Blues – Winter Palace Interior, Sheki, Azerbaijan

Earlier this month I was in Sheki where I visited the impressive Winter Palace. A memory that helps me beat the Monday Morning Blues. It would be great if you could join me and my Twitter pals in posting a photo featuring the colour blue over on Twitter every Monday morning. Together we can beat […]

Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – Tbilisi

We arrived on an early October Thursday via Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (the far less frenetic Istanbul airport on the Asian side of the great city). We had actually stayed the previous night at an airport hotel situated there – a first for Hamish & I. This was our second visit to the Georgian capital having […]

Flame Towers, Baku

Sunday Photo – Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Sunday Photo – Azerbaijan Loco, Sheki

Boarding Ashgabat Railway Station, Ashgabat

Turkmenistan Train Trip

As I prepare to embark on a trip from Georgia to Azerbaijan that will feature a few train journeys, it is a good time to reflect on a trip that I made a year ago from Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat and the eastern city of Mary. Ashgabat to Mary by Train Having spotted a train travelling […]

Sunday Photo – Earthquake Monument, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

On 26 April 1966, at 5:24 a.m., an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.3 shook the city. It changed Tashkent”s appearance forever. Half of the city’s inhabitants were left without a roof over their heads and had to live in tents. The earthquake had had its epicentre at a depth of 10 km right under […]

Monday Morning Blues – The Lyabi-Khauz, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a truly magical country to visit and Bukhara is certainly one of the jewels in the crown. The ancient Silk Road city is stuffed full of wonderful Islamic architecture. Lyabi-Khauz is right in the centre featuring wonderful madrasahs and caravanserai. The pool used to be a watering hole for thirsty camels.

Cargo Trucks, Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan

Friday Photo – Cargo Trucks, Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan

This is a photo I took in September 2018 as we travelled back from our visit to see the Darvaza Gas Crater.