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Central Asian Food

If you were to ask Silvia, she would say it’s delicious.  I would say it can be good but lacks variety.  And Sasha?  Well, she would probably be in the bathroom….   When we first arrived in the region we happily stuffed ourselves with cheese and bread, delicacies that we just couldn’t afford as volunteers in Thailand.  Throughout our two months in Central Asia we ate A LOT of the above.... read more

Uzbekistan, Maybe We Don’t Hate You

This post was written by Silvia Lawrence, who can be found blogging from Heart My Backpack.   So I know you all must have been waiting on tenterhooks to hear if Samarkand redeemed Uzbekistan for us a little bit (of course you were). Actually, it kind of did! The sites in Samarkand are much more spread out, so we saw a few faces that didn’t belong to Western tourists. And the Silk Road sites... read more

Bitter in Bukhara

We’re blogging from a tiny burger and beer joint–one of the few places we can seek refuge from the geriatric masses here on packaged tours. And that’s only because despite the glossy sign advertising its location, this place is pretty run down. And they don’t serve cappuccino (the beer is excellent though). Does it sound like we’re complaining? We kind of are. I think Sasha... read more

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