Day 11: Mirobod Bazaar

Mirobod was our first "Bazaar" experience in Tashkent when moved here in 2015.  Bizarre would be good way to describe our initial visit, and it still isn't my preferred shopping method, but if you want access to the best quality produce and don't mind bargaining for every single item on your shopping list, a trip … Continue reading Day 11: Mirobod Bazaar

Day 31: Abdulkasim Madrassa

  The Alisher Navoi National Park is home to several Tashkent landmarks, including the Supreme Assembly Chamber, Wedding Palace, Navoi Monument, Istiqlol Palace, and the 16th century Abdulkasim Madrassa.  The madrassa is the last remaining remnant of the Yangi Mahalla, and was once part of a larger architectural ensemble which included an ancient domed shrine supposed to … Continue reading Day 31: Abdulkasim Madrassa

Day 35: Yangiobod Bazaar

Much more than just a flea market, Yangiobod Bazaar is a treasure trove for basically anything you could possibly ever want, or think you might want.  For collectors of Soviet era memorabilia, this place is a gold mine.  Bargains to be had, and savvy dealers swapping propaganda pins, watches, medals, coins, old and rare books, … Continue reading Day 35: Yangiobod Bazaar

Day 56: Tim Abdulla Khan

Abdullah-khan II (1533-1598), was the most successful khan of the Shaybanid dynasty.  During his reign, trade and commerce were booming in Bukhara, as the Khan struggled to unify the Uzbeks under a single Khanate.  As the streets became increasingly choked with stalls and merchants, authorities came up with a novel idea.  To clear traffic congestion, … Continue reading Day 56: Tim Abdulla Khan

Day 74: Gastronom

Lacking 7-Eleven in Uzbekistan, the next best thing is our friendly neighborhood Гастроном.  When we just need to grab a few things instead of making the pilgrimage to Korzinka, the Gastronom has exactly what we're looking for.  We find ourselves frequently stopping by for a few bags of milk here and there, stocking up our … Continue reading Day 74: Gastronom

Day 25: Capri and Sorrento

Sorrento to Capri Ferry Service At least a dozen daily departures, depending on the season. Crossing time between 20 minutes and half and hour depending on the type of vessel. Tickets are reasonable, 17-20 euro each way, and comfortable lounge style seating inside, or outside deck seating with fresh air and sun. From Sorrento, the … Continue reading Day 25: Capri and Sorrento