Time Travel in Samarkand & Bukhara, by Bekeowei Okoro

One early morning train ride on a Saturday morning brought us to the wonderful ancient city of Samarkand which was eventually followed by a long bus ride to Bukhara that same night. The change in atmosphere is readily apparent in comparison to Tashkent, there’s a lot going on here, a lot has happened here and ultimately even more has yet to happen here, these places have a story to tell and one cannot help but listen.

The energy in Samarkand and Bukhara is intoxicating, from the first step and is at the crossroads of Uzbekistan’s past, present and future all at the same time, all together while having social, political and economical dimensions with regional and international implications. Uzbekistan is forever at the crossroads chasing former glory while forging a new legacy.

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