The one thing that I did not understand about Toshkent or Uzbekistan in general was the fact that it is a predominatly Muslim country but there were TONS of Christmas decorations and Santa Clause figures all over the city. We also got a chance to see a theatrical show of some sort of "Winter Wonderland". There was a Sultan, an Arab Princess, Santa Clause, gift giving, an Evil Witch Lady and many other characters. The whole thing was geared towards children being that in the audience was about 300 kids with their mothers. The play was in Russian but watching it long enough we got the jist of it and were even able to laugh when something funny happened. I was glad that we were able to stumle into that play and see things that not your normal tourist sees.
Friday, January 14, 2005
This is me at a restaurant called Caravan's. Probably some of the best food around the city. The funny thing about all the restaurants and clubs in Toshkent is that you can not tell it is a restaurant from the streets. It looks like an abondoned building till you open the doors and then you enter the actual restaurant. Again, it is a great city.
BACK AND BETTER, mmmm, Well just back...not so much better.
I am back in my lil home called Qalat. Thank you to all who emailed me and msg'd me on yahoo with your concern for me. I had to take a trip and then went on a lil R&R (Rest and Relxation( break in the great city of Toshkent, Uzbekistan. I don't have many pics of Toshkent due to technical difficulties.