Tag Archives: Uzbekistan
My 2018 visit to Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan will always be one of my favourite ever trips. Such wonderful Islamic sites.
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.
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.
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.
Entrance, The Ark, Bukhara, 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.
My 2018 tour of Uzbekistan was unforgettable and for me Bukhara was my favourite of all the Silk Road cities, with the Kalon Mosque being my absolute highlight.