Sep 08 2013

Uzbekistan: Shakhrisabz to Tashkent

by in Asia, Uzbekistan

October 28, 2012

Another long 240 mile drive from Shakhrisabz to Tashkent today, with plenty of stops to stretch our legs. Not many words here, just photos.

First, a stop at Sharif Bobo’s house to check out his family’s carpet weaving business. The carpets here are made from sheep and camel wool.






Soviet “Mother Heroine” medal awarded to the family matriarch. she earned this medal by bearing 10 children. Yes, 10!



Small village

Our next stop (and probably one of my favorites) was a visit to this large open air market where vendors lay out wares on their blankets every Sunday morning.



















Camels!

Pomegranate and melon sellers on the roadside near Tashkent:







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