Category: Useful info
Traveling should be a lovely holiday where you can enjoy new scenery, new culture, and experiences. Travel is also an adventure and a moment of discovery. Here are the types of people who may not really appreciate the trip and may even spoil the travel of others.
Top reasons to visit or not to visit Uzbekistan
We really know that you come from an amazing country! If you think that your country or region is the most beautiful and you are not open to understanding and exploring the local Uzbek culture, you may arrive in Uzbekistan but discover nothing. We believe that there is no good or bad culture/traditions, every culture is unique and they do not need justification. Uzbekistan is a great destination that open-minded people should definitely visit.
Prince and princes
We haven’t yet had an opportunity to organize trips in Uzbekistan for Prince and Princesses and ours are designed for "travelers" who love staying in nice Boutique hotels in ancient cities, sometimes in nomadic yurts (following the programs) and homestays. We do not have 7 stars “Burj Al Arab Jumeirah” or similar hotels in Uzbekistan but we have a range of hotels perfectly situated in the hearts of ancient Silk Road cities. Our guests like walking in the streets, eating at great places where the locals eat, and discovering the true Uzbekistan. If you are such a person you Should Definitely Visit Uzbekistan.
I hate locals
The Uzbeks travel a lot within the country. If you are not ready to meet the local population, then you should possibly not visit Uzbekistan. The local people in Uzbekistan also like traveling and they like meeting travelers and we can’t explain to them to ignore foreigners. Everyone who’s already visited Uzbekistan will confirm that in Uzbekistan “hospitality” is not just a word. Every day, nearly in every busy monument you are going to meet local travelers who will pass by saying “hello, hi, welcome…etc”. Uzbekistan is a great destination for people who love immersion & contact with the local population.
I want spaghetti
If you are a traveler who wants to have Italian spaghetti, McDonald’s, or German beer every single day, Uzbekistan is probably not the best destination for you. Even if you will easily find good beer and coffee, and you will always find several International Cuisine restaurants in each city, they are never as popular as the local restaurants or teahouses.
We recommend our clients to eat in nice and clean traditional Uzbek restaurants where they can taste some delish kebabs, plov or oriental sweets. Note: everywhere you will find the local beer - Sarbast!
I want to start visiting at 5 am
We love to see the people who want to see and visit as much as possible when they arrive in Samarkand or Bukhara but we need to say that most of our daily visits start at about 8-9 am and last as much as our clients wish (normally till 4-5 pm).
Besides, when we make tour programs we try to keep a nice balance between visits and time for rest. So, no one is going to be upset. Our guides are real experts. They know how to adapt the activities based on your interests.
101 percent punctuality and order
The Uzbeks also like order and punctuality but possibly not as much as you are! We need to tell you that visiting Fergana Valley, the Aral Sea, or Tashkent is not about strict German discipline but it’s about lots of culture, unique architecture, and amazing adventures.
I love contradicting and I am an advanced pessimist
Why are you driving too slowly? You’re driving too fast now. Why this dome is too turquoise? Why so much food on the breakfast table? Why this minaret is so high? Why there’s too much gold on the portal of this mausoleum…?
We are very confident with the experience and knowledge of our guides but if those questions were yours, they will possibly not be able to give the answer that “YOU WANT”.
Keep the kids away from me
We used to organize various expensive tours for lots of money but we can’t do this one no matter how much you want to pay. Nearly 65% of the population of Uzbekistan is younger than 27 years old. More than 30% of the Uzbek population is younger than 14 years old... It means that you are going to see kids every day and everywhere.
Note: you will almost not see kids who will be begging around you!
I am the partier
If you are a traveler who should start drinking at 9 am, we should think a little before being able to offer something available for you. Though the Uzbeks also like drinking some alcohol, we would like to propose you explore a little bit, to visit a couple of fabulous monuments first, and then we will offer you a nice aperitif with some local wine or vodka!
I am the guidebook guy
It is true that in the era of the internet, we can easily find any information online, but often these things contradict each other. If what we are saying is different from what is written in your guidebook, please just consider that what we say is the version of the locals. We know that your version is the better! But please don’t do this: I don’t have to visit it, it’s not in my guide; I have to eat there it’s the best in my guide…
We invest a lot in our staff and we need to take care of our guides!!!
I know everything
I don’t know everything but I know it all. If this was your words we have to say that we are not smarter than you. You can possibly know certain things better than us and we are ready to learn some things from you. But, we are the locals, and what we will tell you is taken from our life and from our traditions rather than from books. We think that our mission is showing sharing the Uzbek version of things and the local way of thinking./living
I am a conformist and thrill seeker
We have several tours which are designed for comfort art and luxury lovers but still, some of our tours are adventure-oriented, and some go off-classic routes. Just be sure that you do not choose one of our Immersion trips to the life of Central Asia!
Actually, we are ready to create GREAT journeys for the Top Complainers and All-knowing travelers as we’ve been doing over the last few years! We believe that you can find lots of reasons "WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT UZBEKISTAN?". Don't forget that we have warned you!