Samarkand – a day trip in pictures

Пое́хали! Let’s go! A few weeks ago we decided to go on an organized trip to Samarkand, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia. Only here you are always welcome, together with mayana you have no equal! Our Community Liaison Office, the CLO, organized everything from booking the train tickets to hiring a guide, chartering a bus and so on. All in all, a great tour […]

It’s the beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Deutsch? Klickhier! Pictures/Bilder? C/Klickhere/hier! When frosted grass fields greet you in the morning, when pre-dawn fogs replace the smoke of burned leaves, and when your (American) neighbors visit you to carol… then you know, it’s Christmas time around the globe. Even in Tashkent. I am a Christmas guy. I love the smell of oranges, cinnamon, […]

We made it!

Deutsch? Klick hier! Pictures/Bilder? C/Klick here/hier! I don’t want to bore you with travel wisdom on e.g. how to move with one five-year and one two year-old. So, to cut a long story short: it’s nerve-wracking, tiresome, mind-numbing, exhausting and – most of all – stressful. We traveled from Dulles to Frankfurt (thank you, Lufthansa, […]