The growing pains of Uzbekistan


Gulnara Karimova

I travelled in Uzbekistan for 10 days as a tourist with my girlfriend. We arrived in the capital Tashkent, flew East to Nukus, visited Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand before returning to Tashkent for the flight home.

Uzbekistan as an independent nation is 19 years old and like any adolescent it is experiencing a certain amount of insecurity about its identity.   Continue reading