Yogdorlik Silk Factory, Margilan

June 13, 2010

Tweet As we were travelling along the Silk Route we felt obliged to go and see the Yogdorlik Silk Factory in Margilan.  This was once one of the major producers, but is now dwarfed by the state factories outside town.  The big difference is that in Yogdorlik, the entire process is still manual. Unfortunately when [...]

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Tashkent to Osh using Osh Guesthouse

June 13, 2010

Tweet To get us from Tashkent to Osh we hired a car from Osh Guesthouse to take us from Tashkent through Fergana valley.  Despite this not being a total budget option, we took it as we still had it in our head that we were pushed for time in Kyrgyzstan as we were aiming for [...]

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

May 29, 2010
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Tweet I’m playing a bit of a catch up on my blog for this post but I recently spent a couple of days in Bukhara as part of a week in Uzbekistan. I was lucky that a friend based in Tashkent organised train tickets and a small hotel to stay in so it was very [...]

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Problems with blog

May 29, 2010

Tweet Apologies is there are a few errors with the blog.  I had a database issue which has pretty much been fixed…but there may be a few errors.  Luckily I got off lightly as it’s hard to do much online for  a long period of time online in Kyrgyzstan! Tweet

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan Travel Tips

May 23, 2010

Tweet Whilst spending 4 nights around Tashkent and having the benefit from a local’s introduction, here’s some tips on travel in Tashkent and the rest of Uzbekistan.  There’s also some information on changing money. Every Car’s a Taxi The majority of cars act as taxi’s in Tashkent. There are some official taxi’s but I never [...]

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Tashkent Uzbekistan

May 23, 2010

Tweet I’ve just spent a few days in Tashkent after entering Uzbekistan, and on my return from Burkhara.  One thing that’s immediately obvious is the distinct lack of visible tourists, which is quite a nice thing.  If you do see any the chances are they’ll be French, almost or already retired, and part of a [...]

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Muscat, Oman to Tashkent, Uzbekistan

May 23, 2010

Tweet We flew from Muscat, Oman to Dubai using the excellent flyDubai. I’ve never seen such an empty flight – there must have only been about 30 of us on it max and for some reason everyone else was sitting down the front with us on the very back row!  Although this was only a [...]

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Using a VPN to Access Blocked or Restricted Sites When Abroad – e.g Hulu, BBC iPlayer, Facebook

May 8, 2010

Tweet Many more travellers get disappointed when they travel with their gadgets and they can’t access sites such as Hulu, BBC iPlayer and Facebook when they’re on the road. Although you may associate this with countries such as China and the recent spats they’ve had with Google and the likes, it could also affect services [...]

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Big Trip 2010 Started

May 7, 2010

Tweet I have to be honest and say this blog hasn’t quite materialised as I had hoped.  I have a long list of articles to write, and a whole host of destinations to write up about based on this current trip, research, and a previous trip. Although I’ve done a long term trip before I [...]

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Budget Travel Trip Planning – Day 7

March 12, 2010

Tweet The plans outlined in my first post developed a number of times over the last few weeks.  From the outline it progressed into the following : Fly to Oman Get from Oman to Tashkent, Uzbekistan Overland to Kyrgyzstan for 2-3 weeks Enter Almaty, Kazakhstan Travel via rail to join the Trans-Mongolian at Novosibirsk, Russia [...]

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