Uzbekistan – Donkey riding folk hero

Uzbekistan – Donkey riding folk hero

UZBEKISTAN Donkey riding folk hero   In Uzbekistan, a cunning old man with a donkey is revered as a folk hero! In the very heart of Bukhara, a legendary city along the ancient Silk Road, there is a unique monument, like a spark of light among the imperturbable...
Chust – City of Knives

Chust – City of Knives

UZBEKISTAN Chust – City of Knives   Classic itineraries for Uzbekistan usually include the well-known cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. But let’s deviate from the standard route and explore the small town of Chust in Namangan Province – one of the ancient...
Uzbekistan – The Afrosiyob

Uzbekistan – The Afrosiyob

UZBEKISTAN The Afrosiyob   If you want to skip long driving and maximise your sightseeing time in Uzbekistan, the train is the best solution. In addition to the slow, retro-style Soviet trains, Uzbekistan has been investing in new high-speed connections between...
Uzbekistan – Between art & rush hour

Uzbekistan – Between art & rush hour

UZBEKISTAN Between art & rush hour   Due to its breathtaking beauty, the metro in Tashkent is not just a means of transportation, but also a site of art and heritage. Construction of the metro in Tashkent began when the city was recovering from the...
Uzbekistan – Samsa street food

Uzbekistan – Samsa street food

UZBEKISTAN Samsa street food   Do you have any food cravings? History says that samsa most likely appeared during the period of Tamerlane, and according to another sources, under Alexander the Great. Samsa is an independent stuffed dish, similar to a pie, and can...
Uzbekistan – The lost Louvre

Uzbekistan – The lost Louvre

UZBEKISTAN The lost Louvre   The legendary Savitsky Museum in Nukus has aptly been nicknamed the “Louvre in the Sands” . The museum was founded in 1966 at the initiative of Moscow artist Igor Vitalievich Savitsky (1915-1984). It is officially known as the State...