Uzbekistan is a new arrival on my travel lists and images of the country can be seen everywhere. With her beautifully constructed madrasas and tombs, it is surprising that Uzbekistan has taken so long to get on to the tourist radar. The towns of Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva feature stunning architecture and Tashkent, the country’s capital, has emerged as one of the trendiest cities of Central Asia.
Visa formalities have gotten much easier over the past few years and now many travelers can apply for visas online. Although it is still considered developing, the country has an excellent rail network which makes it easy to travel around.