Uzbekistan travel advice & tips
If you’re preparing for a trip to Uzbekistan, Summer and Autumn are the most pleasant times of year, as it can have snowy winters that get quite cold.
In terms of cuisine, Uzbek food often uses noodles, rice, and bread along with mutton. Lentil soup and dumplings are also widely available. If the country has a national dish, it’s plov. Plov (a version of pilaf) is a rice dish that is cooked with onion, carrots and a red meat. However, it comes in many different varieties as chefs expand on what it can be, and while the dish is served across Central Asia, Uzbekistan is the place to have it. Uzbekistan also has a fairly popular tea culture, with green tea served at teahouses (or chaikhanas) throughout the big cities. Wine is also relatively popular for the region, as the country has a significant secular population.
With regards to infrastructure, Uzbekistan is rapidly modernising. The country has a population of over 30 million, the country has 17 million active sim cards, where it had only 500,000 in 2005. The country’s transport system is also improving, with inter-city and trains and metro networks.
The Uzbekistan Journey is unique
Uzbekistan is truly a country like no other. If you take the time to visit, you will discover a culture and a history with ancient stories that are still unfolding. Taking a tour with Odyssey will mean that you can both immerse yourself in the environment and take the time to learn, enriching your journey and making it a trip to remember.
If you’re looking to discover more about Odyssey destinations, you should also check out our recent article on Morocco! Or, if you’re wondering about how to prepare for a tour, check out this article that lists some time- and effort-saving gadgets to take on your next trip, or our article with essential tips on what to wear!