Hello! I’m planning my travel to Uzbekistan with parents. It will be my second visit. My friends advice not to use operator services. I speak russian and I can easily orient in Tashkent. Who traveled by solo way to Uzbekistan? Is it safety?
We travelled around Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan without any travel agencies. At booking.com we booked hostels or a room in house, dined in local cafes, went to markets there, which btw are so hectic and rustic but at the same time wonderful. Actually people in Uzbekistan are friendly and really nice. Even when we were crossing the Ustyurt plateau and suddenly we had to switch trains but we had to wait like the whole night somewhere in the middle of the desert (we were quite terrified, especially when my husband went to change money with the locals to the nearby town and he wasn’t coming back for two hours). A train attendant allowed us to sleep in the train car waiting for the next train to come. That was quite a journey. The Kazakhs, on the contrary, aren’t that opened and the country is less interesting than Uzbekistan but it’s really easy to get around because they launched a lowcost airline, https//flyarystan .com/ en. And it’s really interesting how people there actually allowed the capital to be renamed after their president