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  • Bread for your soldier

    Khujand Local Customs

    Some of the round loaves of bread are elaborately decorated, using a special tool to stamp a variety of designs. It is traditional to buy one of these loaves before a soldier leaves for his mandatory service. He eats a small piece of it, and the rest is nailed to an inside wall of his family’s home. When he returns safely, he has to eat the rest of...

  • Hotel Sugd

    Khujand Hotels

    My room was small, but OK. It did have good AC, a fridge, some English TV channels, and internet in...

  • Panshanbe Market

    Khujand Things to Do

    The Panshanbe Bazaar is mostly a food market. The vendors were very friendly and let us sample some of their products. I was delighted to find saffron for just $1 per gram.



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  • Sogdian city

    Panjakent Things to Do

    Sitting on plateau high above the Zerafshan River, the ruins of the Sogdian city of Bunjikath spread out over some 45 acres. At first sight they look like nothing more than a muddle of sunbaked clay mounds and hollows but, begin to walk through the site and it doesn't take long for your eye to begin to pick out the lines of an adobe wall here, a...

  • Border formalities - leaving Uzbekistan

    Panjakent Favorites

    Situated as it is only 70km from Samarkand, Panjakent makes an interesting day excursion from the Uzbek city. Not that it's something you can decide to do on the spur of the moment! Not only do you need a Tajik visa, you also need to have a multiple entry visa for Uzbekistan to be sure of being readmitted when your day is done. Our visit was...

  • Bring your appetite

    Panjakent Restaurants

    The chances are if, as we did, you come to Panjakent on an organised tour, lunch will be included. Restaurants as we know them in the west being thin on the ground here, that probably means you will, as we did, find yourself in a private house. Be prepared for a feast!!We arrived to find a long cloth laid out on a low table, padded mats and...



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  • Where did all the children come from?

    Uroteppa Off The Beaten Path

    As very few foreigners make it to Istaravshan if you head into the narroww alleys you will soon be leading the worlds longest conga line.

  • Don an Uzbek cap and blend in

    Uroteppa Local Customs

    Mari and I had the opportunity to enter a traditional house in the backstreets of Istaravshan. We befriened a man who invited us back to his house for lunch. I didn't realise he was an ethnic Uzbek until I asked if we could take a family photo. One of the little girls went running off and came back with the cap. Although Leninabad Oblast is...

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