"Uzbekistan, many good memories" Top 5 Page for this destination Uzbekistan by Bonobo2005

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Uzbekistan has astonishing well preserved ancient Islamic architecture; provides very unusual travel experiences every day and offers some of the most hospitable people thinkable.

I experienced that for the first time when Shokir and his wonderful wife Mavluda invited me to their village to stay at their familyhome and celebrate his brothers wedding. I ended up staying 5 days!

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  • Pros:Grapes, melon and vodka
  • Cons:Grapes, melon and vodka
  • Last visit to Uzbekistan: Aug 2001
  • Intro Updated Jun 27, 2004
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  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2009 at 1:15 AM

    You have been to many wonderful places. Very interesting page.

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2007 at 12:51 PM

    It mus have been a great experience to attend an Uzbekistan wedding! Great page, interesting to read.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2007 at 7:53 AM

    fascinating, funny AND depressing page

  • frankcanfly's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2006 at 10:04 PM

    You've had a wonderful experience here in Uzbekistan, the kind that travelers cherish.... I'm especially intrigued by Moynaq, and the ships in the desert.......

  • Sep 29, 2006 at 10:08 AM

    Just been to Bukara. He is still there selling paintings. Loved them Bought 2. Prices up since your 2003 post. They are lovely pieces, fine lines & a great momento of a country which surpassed my expectations. Highly recommend a visit.

  • qiuxy's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2006 at 10:45 PM

    Ha!Interesting culture, the wedding has some similarities with chinese village wedding. cotton fields pic reminds me the orange picking in my high shcool which is also compulsory. wonderful page!!!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 9:23 AM

    Uzbekistan seems to be suffering terribly ecologically since the lake was drained in Moynaq. The pics showed such a dismal landscape--I hope this affects just a tiny part of the country.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2005 at 2:45 AM

    Terrific tales here about this wonderful country. I'd love to have had the time to simply stay and do things as you did - my next visit to Uzbekistan is definitely going to be longer. leyle

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2004 at 12:36 PM

    Another of your wild adventures! Really entertaining stuff that you do on your trips! Great that you had some good times with the locals but that ecological disaster at Moynaq is truly sad. Wonderful page!

  • FOotFetish's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2004 at 6:07 AM

    Wow, spectacular tour pages on Uzbekistan.Very informative tips and somehow, i find that picking cotton balls is quite amusing. Anyhow, happy travel!

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