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Tashkent, Uzbekistan: It's Definitely Worth a Visit!
April 13th 2011
My first interaction with someone from Uzbekistan occurred on the short flight from Almaty to Tashkent. The young woman seated next to me was stunningly beautiful. “Hi, where are you from?” she suddenly asked me after our meals had been served. When I told her I was from the UK, her eyes widened. She introduced herself as Zamira, a student, who’d been visiting her sister in Almaty. “One da ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Tashkent
Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more
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