Fergana: Traditional Uzbekistan

After the oriental and the Russian part followed the third yet again different part of Uzbekistan, which is the traditional Uzbek part in the Fergana Valley. The valley is the country’s most important agricultural region and is mainly settled by ethnic Uzbeks. One could observe this by the people’s dresses, their language and their religion.

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First Visa Arrived!

My first goal is achieved! After two and a half weeks I got my passport back from the Kyrgyz consulate in Frankfurt.
The next visa in my queue is the Uzbek visa. My research led to the information that the Uzbek consulate does not require a letter of invitation for Swiss citizens. Thus the requirements for the visa are the same as for the Kyrgyz visa: completed application form with photo, passport, return envelope and that’s it. Let’s wait and see how things will work out.