hotel in central asia golden facade

Tashkent Eat Drink Read Travel

By Greyscape
9th November 2019

Greyscape contributor, Nathan Lopez shares some of his visitor tips:
Amir Timur Square for its grand imposing architecture
Watch the facade of the massive Hotel Uzbekistan’s facade turn from white to orange at sunset.
Explore the metro system, get off the train onto each magnificent station platform.

National Food next to Tashkent Circus, like time travelling back to Soviet times Metro: Gafur Gulom on the Blue Ozbekiston Line
Read about Nathan’s recent trip  ‘The fading reminder of Soviet Modernism in Central Asia’

Greyscape Recommends

Shurpa a soup which typically has large pieces of mutton in it,  Manti a spicy dumpling, Samsa clay oven-baked dough typically with spicy meat filling, Plov a local meat pilaf with carrots and raisins
Fuel Publishings’ Soviet Asia by Fuel Publishing.
Hamid Ismailov’s The Devils Dance or The Railway
Tashkent Museum of Railway Equipment (Soviet locomotives in an open-air space)
Ilkohm Theatre of Mark Weil, a creative independent theatre company founded by the late former dissident Mark Yacolevich Weil during the Soviet era, read his Guardian Obituary 

Photo Credits: Nathan Lopez ©

SHOP THE ESSENTIALS All you need and more

View All Essentials

Related Posts

residential central asia

The Fading Reminders of Soviet Modernism in Central Asia

Friday November 2019
By Greyscape
soviet playground in the abandoned Pioneer Camp of the Karacharovo Mechanical Plant Russian Soviet architecture

Karacharovo Mechanical Plant

The wonders of google threw up a declassified 1954 CIA Intelligence document

Thursday November 2017
By Greyscape
bedroom of Melnikov House in Moscow family bedroom with golden walls

The Melnikov House

A family home for a prominent man, yet everyone slept in a single bedroom. 

Tuesday July 2017
By Greyscape