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Sunday, 1 December 2013

MY VISIT TO UZBEKISTAN (and Uzbekistan dolls)

MY VISIT TO UZBEKISTAN
and the dolls I bought
I recently came back from a very memorable holiday in Uzbekistan.  It is very rich in history.  It became independent from Russia in 1991.  About two thirds of the land is covered with desert. 
We did a circular tour following the Old Silk Road.  Part of our journey included an eight hour drive across the Karakoram Desert. 
For more pictures and information about the dolls, please see the website.
Thank you.
Carole.                                                                                                                                                                                                              UZBEKISTAN - (hand made doll)
(Website Id:  Asia - Uzbekistan - 002, 002A, 002B, 002C and 002D)
UZBEKISTAN - (hand made doll)
(Website Id:  Asia - Uzbekistan - 003, 003A,  003B and 003C)
UZBEKISTAN - (hand puppet)
(Website Id:  Asia - Uzbekistan - 004, 004A and 004B)
UZBEKISTAN - (pair of hand made dolls)
(Website Id:  Asia - Uzbekistan - 005, 005A, 005B, 005C, 005D and 005E)
UZBEKISTAN - (hand made dolls with camel)
(Website Id: Asia - Uzbekistan - 006)
UZBEKISTAN
(Website Id:  Asia - Uzbekistan - 007)
UZBEKISTAN - (hand made man on donkey)
(Website Id:  Asia - Uzbekistan - 008

Below are some pictures taken on our tour.
A YURT WHERE WE HAD LUNCH
(Near Urgench)
INSIDE THE YURT
Where we sat on cushions on the floor
KHIVA
(A madrassa)
SHAKHRISABZ
(A Minaret)
A VIEW OVER KHIVA
WOMEN MAKING CARPETS
(in BUKHARA)
BUKHARA
(Chor-Minor Madrasah)
SHAKHRISABZ - A bride-to-be
(welcoming us to her hen party)
     SHAKHRISABZ
       a wedding group  
      (by the statue of Amir Temur)
A MAN SELLING HATS
(BUKHARA)
       SAMARKAND                 
 ME (front centre) with my friend on the left, and some of the locals                   
ENJOY
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