Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Tamerlan, Samarkand, the Silk Road: so many names that evoke adventure from a glorious and distant past take on a new meaning and new life here in this country filled with history. A honeymoon in Uzbekistan will be a sweet and memorable time.
Due to its strategic location, Uzbekistan has for a long time been a cultural and also religious crossroads. A necessary passage between East and West, it has undergone the influence of all the major religions whose traces are still perceptible even if Islam is predominant now.
The disability issue in Uzbekistan is still largely problematic, whether it's in the cities or the countryside, although the government is putting in place some measures to best meet the needs of the concerned audience.
The Timurid Empire was a major point in Uzbek history. Since then, the country fell under Russian rule for about 70 years, before finally gaining independence in 1991. After that the country saw rapid economic development but under an authoritarian regime.
The souvenirs you can bring back from Uzbekistan include rugs, jewelry, scarves and silk fabrics. You can also offer an Uzbek painting as a gift. Bring back Uzbek round loaves, sweet pastries and spices, to both share with your friends and fill up your kitchen cabinets.