Uzbekistan 2017


Two millennia ago, Uzbekistan was once the cradle of culture and trade right at the center of the ancient silk road. Nowadays, It is well-known for ancient cities and well preserved islamic architecture that scattered throughout the country hence why I decided to travel there. I spent around a week and a half traveling from Tashkent to Samarkand to Bukhara and then ended my trip in Khiva.

If you go to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for the mountains, you come to Uzbekistan for the culture. Cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva hold one of the most well preserved Islamic architecture in the world. Walking through these cities felt like I was walking back in time. These cities are basically open air museum cities. There is no better country to learn about the Silk Road than Uzbekistan.

For this video, I tried a different approach. Usually, in my films, I would go with a modern music and a visual showing the modern ways of life of the people in different countries, but for this one, I decided to go a more traditional route with music and visual that reflects more of what Uzbekistan represents.

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I am making them!

Location: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva

Camera Gear: Sony a6500 + 16mm - 70mm Zeiss lens, Mavic Drone (not mine) (

Music: Haig Yazdjian & Antonis Apergis - Nihavend Ionga

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Cast: Pete R.

Tags: khiva, travel, uzbekistan, samarkand, tashkent, bukhara and silk road

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