Hi everyone. First of all, I am thankful to Victoria for being my very first contributor to this blog. I am very excited to show you the beauty of Uzbekistan. Honestly, I have never been there but I am not closing my doors to an opportunity to visit it someday. So for those of you who are planning on going to Asia, visit one of the cities in this 173,351 sq mi of Uzbekistan’s land.
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Uzbekistan
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m from Uzbekistan.
Q: What do you like most about Uzbekistan?
A: I like that Uzbekistan becomes stronger and more beautiful day by day. I’m very proud of my country.
Q: What is the most delicious Uzbek food you have ever tasted?
A: My favorite food is Palov (Osh). I can eat Palov every day. I think if you will try it, you will also like it.
Q: Where can we buy that food?
A: In Uzbekistan, there are lots of cafes with national food that we call, “Milliy Taomlar”. You can find it everywhere. Uzbek cafes are not very expensive and you can buy one portion of Palov or something for 10,000 (uzbek money) or $1.5 – $2. We also have expensive restaurants. There you can eat foods ranging from 50,000 up to 500,000 (Uzbek money) or $50 – $100.
Q: What are the cities you recommend?
A: I recommend you to visit Samarkhand, Bukhara and Tashkent. Samarkhand and Bukhara are very old cities with great historical presence. You can see traditional designs and Uzbek Culture. Additionally, our first President was buried in Samarkhand. As for Tashkent, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Uzbekistan. Every tourist should visit Tashkent.
Q: What are the seasons in Uzbekistan?
A: Just like other countries, we also have Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring. Spring in Uzbekistan is warm and sometimes it can be 30 degrees Celsius. Summer is very hot and the temperature can range from 40 degrees Celsius up to 45 degrees Celsius. Autumn is not very cold and it doesn’t rain often. In winter, it’s often without snow but it’s often snowing in the mountains.
Q: How can you describe Uzbek people?
A: Uzbek people are very kind and friendly. Teenagers always help elderly people. If you want to ask something, Uzbek people are always ready to help you.
Q: Is your language difficult to learn?
A: I have been living in Uzbekistan for 18 years but my “Uzbek” is not very good. Usually, we speak Russian. But if you want to learn the language, it is not difficult.
Q: What is your message to our friends who would like to travel?
A: If you want to know more about Uzbekistan, I will be happy to tell you! I am encouraging you to visit Uzbekistan someday. First of all, Uzbekistan has a very long history. It was a part of Silk Route a long time ago. Another reason to visit Uzbekistan is the food. Our national food is very delicious and unusual. I hope you will like it.
Uzbekistan is waiting for you!
Wow! That’s so cool Victoria. Thank you for sharing these things with us.
So there you have it. Here are some details that could be helpful in your search for places to visit, not to mention the fascinating Uzbek food.