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Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Diary – September/October 2019

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Itinerary

The sudden realisation that I’m traveling over to Central Asia this coming Tuesday terrifies me, not because of the actual places but the thought that we are just over 75% of the way through 2019…almost 2020! Anyway, yes, you are probably thinking exactly why is one traveling to Uzbekistan...

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Days 0/1 – Death Days

Some may say just even getting to Uzbekistan is an achievement, however, visiting the ‘Stans’ has been on the bucket list for quite a while and here I am! Now, before I start blabbing about the exciting stuff, I must say that Heathrow really needs to sort it’s Terminal...

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Day 2 – Tashkent City

When you think of a disabled travelers bucket list, let alone one of an able bodied traveler, it is unlikely that a visit to the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent appears on there. However this is me we are talking about and we all know that the more obscure a...

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Day 3 – The Road (Or Bullet Train) To Samarkand

It was a 5:30am start yesterday as we headed to Tashkent railway station to catch the Uzbeks version of the bullet train two hours down to Samarkand for a city tour. As with most places in Uzbekistan, the station consisted of a flight of stairs up to the concourse...

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Situation Outside The Hotel Uzbekistan

As Saturday was our first rest day, there is little to report bar eating and drinking thus I thought it would be appropriate to explain the situation outside the hotel. Now, the hotel is situated on a circular road system, however, instead of an actual circle, it has rather...

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Day 5 – The Madness of Kazakhstan (Shymkent)

It was another 6am start as our driver took us to the Kazakhstan border with the vision of having a day tour in and around Shymkent, the third largest city in the country. I did have some expectations that the border would be tricky to cross due to the...

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Day 6 – The Inaccessibility of Tashkent

Has it really been more than a week since the 7 and a half hour flight back to London Heathrow, how time flies when you are having fun (or working!). Anyway, let’s delve back into the sixth day of my Central Asia adventure. As it was our last full...

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