- Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is famous for their bread which is traditionally baked in clay furnaces
- Be mindful though- the Uzbeks believe that turning bread upside down will bring you bad luck
- Featuring chandeliers and marble pillars, Tashkent’s train station has been called one of the most beautiful in the world
- In Uzbekistan, handshakes are only acceptable if it is between two men
This landlocked country – the most populous in central Asia with 29 million residents – is dominated by dry deserts and augmented by foothills and snow-capped mountains. As such, residents are primarily limited to oases where resplendent cities will amaze with their dazzling architecture and traditional cuisine. Three cities – Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva – have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Exploring their ancient walls is a trip back to tumultuous times of rule by Alexander the Great or the conquering hordes of Genghis Khan. Iconic mammals such as the Snow Leopard prowl the mountains where few indications of settlement can be found.
- Exploring the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent
- Trekking the Fanns
Uzbekistan: Bukhara, Samarkhand, and the Silk RoadApr 26 - May 07, 2018 (12 days)