I recently explored Uzbekistan through its culture, traditions, and food as part of Intrepid Travel‘s #BeIntrepid campaign and I’ll definitely share more on that partnership very soon as I am so excited to be aligned with a brand which shares similar values when it comes to exploring, interacting, and connecting with the world around us.
But in the meantime, here are some photos of Uzbekistan and my own visual journey exploring the country through its traditional music played by artist Babur Sharipov, who I met in his shop at Registan in Samarkand.
My week in Uzbekistan was brief but packed with so many memorable experiences. From exploring Bukhara including its ark fortress and Po-i-Kalyan complex, driving to Gidjuvan to visit the ceramic workshop of Abdullah and Alisher Narzullaev (6-7th generation ceramists), overnighting at a yurt camp in Kyzylkum Desert while photographing the Milky Way in pitch darkness, exploring and staying in the Tajik village of Hayat, hiking around the Nuratau mountains, watching traditional tandir bread being baked, exploring exquisite Samarkand including its famous Registan (with a minaret climb thrown in), Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum, Shah-i-Zinda & Bibi Khanym, visiting silk paper makers Zarif Mukhtarov, and ending with a cooking class and pilaf rice dinner with a local Uzbek family.
Photos of Uzbekistan
Needless to say, while I’m still decompressing from the trip, sorting through stories, memories, and soul-touching encounters, here is my image bank with several galleries filled with memorable photos of Uzbekistan.
My trip to Uzbekistan is part of a partnership with Intrepid Travel for their #BeIntrepid campaign.