Uzbekistan - Silk Road, Flying Carpets & Synagogues

The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 49

 A madrasa in Bukhara's main square (photo credit: @MarkDavidPod   )
A madrasa in Bukhara's main square
(photo credit: @MarkDavidPod )

Mark and David fulfill a lifetime ambition with a trip to Uzbekistan in Central Asia to meet the friendliest of nations including today's leaders of the country's ancient Jewish communities.

This time:

  • Parting is such sweet sorrow
  • Happy birthday Catherine
  • The Tashkent International Tourism Fair - the big launch
  • Music and dance, Uzbek style
  • A dip into magical Khiva
  • Gold embroidery, from Bukhara with love
  • Uzbek wine is pretty good
  • Reunited at last
  • 1,250-year-old mikvah in a Jewish cemetery 
  • The Bukhara Jewish leader has quite the voice
  • An ancient synagogue
  • The Zoroastrians were here
  • Sabina, the Hebrew-speaking flying-carpet saleswoman
  • The most beautiful square on earth?
Uzbeks deliver a warm welcome. A stand at the Tashkent International Tourism Fair 2022(Credit: @MarkDavidPod)Uzbeks deliver a warm welcome. A stand at the Tashkent International Tourism Fair 2022(Credit: @MarkDavidPod)

Mark and David were guests of Uzbekistan.travel, Tashkent International Tourism Fair, Silk Road Samarkand, Uzbekistan Airways and Air Marakanda.

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