Category Uzbekistan

Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Shahrisabz (Timur's Birth City), Uzbekistan

Monday Morning Blues – Ceiling in Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan

Shakhrisabz was the birthplace of Timur on April 9, 1346, to the family of a minor local chief, and during the early years of the Timurid dynasty, enjoyed its considerable patronage. Timur regarded Shakhrisabz as his home town. It is 90km south of Samarkand, a scenic drive through mountains to get to.

Minaret of Islam-Khodja, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Monday Morning Blues – Minaret of Islam-Kodjha in Khiva, Uzbekistan

Memories of my 2018 trip to Central Asia helped to sustain me through the barren Covid years. Khiva was one of the last places we visited and fabulous it was too.

Wordless Wednesday – Timur’s Statue in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Wordless Wednesday – Shahi Zinda Mausoleum Complex, Samarkand in Uzbekistan

Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

My Iconic Travel Moments – 2011 to 2019 (#2) – Samarkand in Uzbekistan

Number 2 – Samarkand, Uzbekistan My 2018 trip to Uzbekistan with travel buddy Hamish was absolutely superb. You may already have read about the Turkmenistan leg of the trip (Darvaza Gas Crater was iconic travel moment number 4). Uzbekistan just about edged it for me, and even then it was a pretty close call between […]

Tashkent – The 3rd Reserve

Tashkent If you visit the Central Asian jewel of Uzbekistan, the likelihood is that Tashkent will be either your entry or exit point. The Uzbek capital is unsurprisingly somewhat in the shadow of the fabulous Silk Road cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand and if like me it happens to be the 4th major spot […]

Khiva Train Station

Monday Morning Blues – Uzbekistan Train Stations

I have magical memories of my 2018 trip to Uzbekistan. We zipped about on the train taking in Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva & Tashkent. Here are a couple of the station buildings.

Wordless Wednesday – Souvenirs, Uzbekistan

Entrance, The Ark, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Monday Morning Blues – Entrance at The Ark, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Entrance, The Ark, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Sunday Photo – Camel, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Camels have to be the most comical creatures on the planet, as well as being amongst the most important to mankind. I photographed this chap in 2018 during my visit to two of the Stans.