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Navigate a Diverse History; Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s second largest city is also one of its most ancient.  As such, it has seen many groups in power.

At some times it has been a city crucial to the functioning of Central Asian society.  At other times its streets have been empty, its buildings falling into disrepair.Continue

Wandering Old Town; Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Take a walk through the streets of an ancient city and you’re bound to come across some historic sites.

Time is not wasted exploring religious structures, seats of power, or defensive fortresses.  Some of these sites will be ruins while others will be well-preserved landmarks.

Enjoy them not only for there photo-ops but also for the stories they tell. Continue