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samarkand architecture
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By Amelia
On: 24th August, 2017

Upcoming Small Group Tours with Original Travel

  • Uzbekistan
  • Ethiopia

Calling all Culture Vultures - Join Amelia Stewart, founder of Simoon travel (part of the Original Travel family) and tour leader, to explore some of the most original corners of our diverse planet along with local experts and a group of like-minded and discerning individuals. Here are the…

Uzbekistan
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By Jess
On: 19th June, 2017

Do You Need To Up Your Insta-Game?

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Santorini
  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • Vietnam
  • Uzbekistan

Question: if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to Instagram it, does it actually happen? We all love a bit of an Insta-brag every now and then (never more so than when we're on holiday) and making sure you get the perfect angle, have the filters ramped up to the max and enough…

Chimgan Mountains
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By Amelia
On: 19th May, 2015

Desert… Or Mountains in Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan

One of the great things about this little known country is that you can be in the sultry deserts of Karakalpakstan one minute (a semi autonomous region in southern Uzbekistan - ever heard of it?!), and then the snow capped mountains bordering Kazakhstan the next. Uzbekistan is small and easy…

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By Amelia
On: 12th May, 2015

Top Five Sights in Uzbekistan

  • Central Asia
  • Uzbekistan

By the end of a twelve day tour of Uzbekistan you might have had your fill of monuments beginning with 'M' - for there are so many Mosques, Mausoleums, Madrassah's, Museums and Markets its enough to make ones' head spin. And the problem is trying to remember them all as they have a habit of…

Guri Amir Mausoleum, Samarkand
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By Amelia
On: 12th May, 2015

A Day in the Life of a Simoon Tour – an Excursion to Shakhrisabz

  • Central Asia
  • Uzbekistan

Simoon Travel's Amelia has just returned from a tour of Uzbekistan. In the first of a series of blogs, Amelia gives a flavour of what it's like to be on a Simoon Travel tour...

Uzbekistan Food
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By Amelia
On: 15th November, 2013

Plov Recipe from Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan

This plov recipe was picked up by Simoon Travel's Amelia in Uzbekistan. Plov is the country's national dish, a hearty mix of rice, lamb and vegetables.

Peloponnese Coast
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By Tom
On: 8th January, 2013

Top Holiday Destinations 2013

  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Sudan
  • Uzbekistan

Discover our top luxury holiday destinations for 2013, ranging from the culturally rich Sudan to the glittering coastlines of Greece's Peloponnese…