Day 23: Soviet Block Apartments

A home for every worker, or at least that was the promise of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev when in the late 1950s planners introduced the concrete panel apartment blocks which have themselves become a symbol of communism, and enjoy a certain cult following lovingly referred to as Khrushchevkas.  These three to five story mass produced apartment … Continue reading Day 23: Soviet Block Apartments

Day 84: Korean-Uzbek Cuisine

Korean food is Uzbek food.  Uzbek food is Korean food.  Well... in Uzbekistan it is.  These two cultures are now inseparably intertwined to the point that Korean food has become part of the Uzbek national cuisine.  There must be over a hundred Korean restaurants in the Uzbek capital Tashkent serving all the standard favorites.  Kimchi … Continue reading Day 84: Korean-Uzbek Cuisine