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  1. Jessica Flynn
    January 18, 2017 @ 10:07 am

    One thing that bothers me is when you come back from a great adventure and the first question you get asked is “why did you go there?” There aren’t enough people out there that are willing to travel to the less touristy countries! Broadening your horizons is good for your soul. I for one would love to visit Uzbekistan, I maybe wouldn’t take a taxi…but I do love going to countries with currency exchanges that make me feel rich! haha.

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    • Cali
      January 18, 2017 @ 10:54 am

      Exactly! Sometimes it would be easier if people were a little more open! But, Uzbekistan is incredible. I hope you get to visit!

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  2. Alice Chen
    January 18, 2017 @ 10:08 am

    Great reasons! I’m always a fan of countries where I can carry thousands of the currency at once and not worry too much if I lose it LOL

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    • Cali
      January 18, 2017 @ 10:55 am

      Haha!! Exactly

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  3. Hra
    January 18, 2017 @ 10:11 am

    What a great post!! Its seems you had an awesome time there!! i love the photo with the food 🙂 and this architecture, omg amazing!! Thanks for this useful guide 🙂

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    • Cali
      January 18, 2017 @ 10:55 am

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment! Uzbekistan was incredible. I highly recommend!!

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  4. Fiona Mai
    January 18, 2017 @ 11:18 am

    Central Asia has been on my list for years! Did you encounter any language barrier when you were there? I’m mostly concerned about this as I’ll be likely to travel solo there.

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    • Cali
      January 18, 2017 @ 11:29 am

      Yes, there was definitely a language barrier! But the people are so friendly and really want to speak to you despite not speaking the same language! I definitely recommend google translate and a bit of charades 😉

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  5. Patricia
    January 18, 2017 @ 11:34 am

    It’s impressive to me how much of the Uzbek culture survived the Soviet years. The architecture alone is something that would keep me occupied for weeks. I’ve traveled in other countries that were part of the Soviet Union, but never into Uzbekistan, and now I really want to go!

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    • Cali
      January 18, 2017 @ 11:37 am

      Yes, it’s truly amazing! Where else have you visited? I hope you make it to Uzbekistan (obviously I love it there!)

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  6. Rosi C.
    January 18, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

    Cool pictures. definitely not into eating horse meat. cool to visit places most people never trek too. 🙂

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    • Cali
      January 18, 2017 @ 1:32 pm

      I was not into the idea of horse meat either! But you know what they say, when in Uzbekistan 😉 Thanks for your comment 🙂

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  7. Iva
    January 18, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

    The mosque reminds me of the Grand Mosque in Dubai. Did they ask you to wear robes too and remove shoes before entering?

    Also, your photo on how many can fit inside the cab is funny! 😀

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    • Cali
      January 18, 2017 @ 6:22 pm

      I love the Grand Mosque in Dubai! Since the Registan is a Madrasa, we didn’t have to remove our shoes, but still needed to dress respectfully. There were a couple mosques inside that were blocked off on that day, so we would have had to remove our shoes!

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  8. Jessica
    January 18, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

    Looks like a cool place! That meal looks amazing! I also like how you low key recommended that budget travelers get money from the black market lol Lovely photos, too

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    • Cali
      January 18, 2017 @ 6:22 pm

      Lol, thanks Jessica!!

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  9. Natalie
    January 18, 2017 @ 11:44 pm

    The mosque looks incredibly beautiful! Uzbekistan is not a place I had ever given too much thought to visiting, but I am so glad to have read your post and learned a little something about their culture and people. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Cali
      January 19, 2017 @ 8:47 am

      Of course! Thanks for your comment 🙂

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  10. Jennifer Schlueter
    January 19, 2017 @ 7:04 am

    Loved the black market fact, super interesting!
    And you’re so lucky to have been able to attend a local wedding – that’s my goal in countries I’m visiting (haven’t been super successful but I hope I will be in the future haha).

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    • Cali
      January 19, 2017 @ 8:48 am

      I swear attending a local wedding was a dream of mine! (I actually wrote a whole post on this one I attended, lol!)

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