Deutsch? Klick hier! Pictures/Bilder? C/Klick here/hier! When thinking about Uzbekistan, what comes to mind? Perhaps Soviet-style buildings and towns stuck in time. Maybe a few donkeys hauling goods to the next bazar or Ladas carrying a stone oven on its roof. Or, dazzling mosques with complex carved minarets, pulsating cities with LED street lights and […]
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. 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 […]
Deutsch? Klick hier! Pictures/Bilder? C/Klick here/hier! Winter in Uzbekistan’s capital is different than the winters we have experienced so far in both Germany and the Midwest. There is frost and definitely snow, so there is a chance for an occasional snow man in the front yard. Keep in mind, though, that he needs to be […]
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’re still here! And having lots of fun!
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, […]
Deutsch? Klick hier! So, we only have about two months left before we are taking off to our next adventure. And, moving a family of four from Arlington to Central Asia is probably not going to be an easy task for us. Here are a few quests we need to master before we can takeoff… […]