Tag Archives: Central Asia
Today’s photo comes from my 2018 visit to Uzbekistan. The market in the capital is stuffed with colourful stalls selling nuts, fruit, spices & sweets. Follow me on Twitter @wilburstravels to join in with me and others who post pictures every Monday to help us beat those Monday morning blues.
In Turkmenistan ladies use their annual leave to go on pilgrimages to holy sites to pray for fertility. They are often joined by their mothers who pray for family health. Here’s some I met in Ancient Merv.
Today’s photo aimed at beating the Monday morning blues comes from my 2018 trip to Uzbekistan. Lyab-i Hauz is the name of the area surrounding one of the few remaining hauz (ponds) that have survived in the city. Until the Soviet period there were many such ponds, which were the city’s principal source of water, but […]
Whilst on my travels through Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan, I was taken aback by the sheer beauty of the Islamic art & architecture. Whilst the tile work and art on walls, doorways & minarets was quite exquisite, it was the colourful intricate interior ceiling designs of mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums, khans & palaces that really took […]
This Monday’s photo to help beat the start of week blues comes from my visit to Azerbaijan last month.
Some of our best ever excursions have been when we have just found a taxi driver, negotiated a fare and pretty much controlled our own destiny. We resorted to book a couple of group excursions through a Baku agency and on the whole were left frustrated by the logistics and underwhelmed by the destinations. Why […]
Continuing the October 2019 tour in the Caucuses….. Baku to Sheki, Azerbaijan Sheki is a picturesque town situated on the Ancient Silk Road 300km north west of Baku. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and is home to fabulous Summer & Winter Palaces, an amazing caravanserai and a nearby ancient Albanian church. More of […]