Bukhara, Another Silk Road Gem πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ώ

Bukhara has existed for at least 2,500 years Bukhara is a major city on the silk road that has a significant importance in Islamic history as it served as a major center of Islamic culture for many centuries and became a major cultural center of the Caliphate in the 8th century. Furthermore, the city and its surrounding region was the birthplace of many scholars in … Continue reading Bukhara, Another Silk Road Gem πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ώ

Samarkand, a Pearl on the Silk Road πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ώ

Samarkand is a majestic city Samarkand, a majestic city with a central location on the silk road between China from one side and Middle East and Europe from another side, a city with history of over 2,000 years. The city had its golden age during the Timurid Empire era when Timur made Samarkand the capital of his empire. Simply put, It’s hard to find the … Continue reading Samarkand, a Pearl on the Silk Road πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ώ

Tashkent, my first (and last) stop in magnificent Uzbekistan πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ώ

I always wanted to visit Uzbekistan Those who know me well may know that I’ve been addicted to traveling through former USSR countries, especially in the last 5 years or so. Before my trip to Uzbekistan, I visited 11 former USSR republics out of 15 so Uzbekistan was the 12th former USSR country I visited. The only 3 ex USSR countries I didn’t travel to … Continue reading Tashkent, my first (and last) stop in magnificent Uzbekistan πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ώ