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VIDEO – Faces of Central Asia

A collection of primarily portrait photographs of people from the Central Asian republics of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Audio: Traditional...

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VIDEO – Uzbekistan – Khiva

The ancient city on the Silk Road is still alive, welcoming anyone who has crossed the desert to get here.  This video contains...

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PICS – Uzbekistan

This is a collection of pictures from Uzbekistan, the result of a trip in 2014 around the country. Consult the map page for details. All...

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The fertile Fergana Valley

The Fergana valley is one of the world’s most fertile valleys and always has been. In addition Stalin drew a map making it one of...

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The magnificent oasis of Khiva

Squeezed in between the Kyzylkum and Karakum deserts we find Khiva, or Itchan Kala as it was known when slaves were traded and silk passed...

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World Heritage #0543 – Itchan Kala

Let us us all go back to the old caravan routes of the Silk Roads, and to the oasis of Khiva. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes...

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The Emir of Bukhara and the lost camels

The man on the image from 1911 was the last Emir of Bukhara. Join me for a look into days long lost, and read what happened to him and his...

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World Heritage #0602 – Historic Centre of Bukhara

The madrassas and mosques are impressive and give you a sense of what the days of the Silk Road were like. The UNESCO World Heritage List...

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World Heritage #0885 – Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz

This is the birthplace of the Great Tamerlane, the king and conquerer of a vast empire in Central Asia in the 14th century. The UNESCO...

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Shakhrisabz and the birth of a nation

This is rule number 1 in nation building: Go back in history and find an epic figure, mythical or real, and gather enough evidence of his...

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World Heritage #0603 – Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures

The famous Silk Road through present-day Uzbekistan was of vital importance to the trade between east and west. Samarkand was at the...

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The road to Samarkand

Three of history’s greatest warlords found reason to conquer and ravage the city of Samarkand. Time and again the city rose from the...

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The monumentalism of Tashkent

Being the capital of Uzbekistan and the largest city in Central Asia, Tashkent has every reason to show off, and it does. This is clearly...

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VIDEO – Uzbekistan – Tashkent

Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan is the largest city of Central Asia. This video brings you the sights of Old Tashkent, as well as the...

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In search of the ancient Silk Road

This article is written and published shortly before I embark on a fourteen days road trip in the Central Asian republics of Uzbekistan...

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