With the greeting in the local language " assalomu aleykum " begins the adventure of all travelers who go to Uzbekistan , a Central Asian state that became independent from the USSR in 1991. Click here to discover our accessible travel for the disabled in Uzbekistan ! This tour is also known as the " silk road " precisely because in the past the caravans that departed from China and continued as far as Constantinople and beyond, bringing with them beautiful and precious silks stopped there. Many think that Samarkand is the only thing to look at, but I assure you that it is not. Uzbekistan is all wonderful, like in the Thousand and One Nights books that you read as children. I often approached the majestic constructions made up of Madrasse (ancient Koranic schools), mosques and minarets to the palaces of Aladdin drawn in fairy tales. TRADITIONS The Uzbek people live on ancient traditions that are still respected and carried on by the youngest today. Patriotism is very strong, and it can be felt everywhere. In the months of September and October, crossing the various cities, you can see many women harvesting cotton in the fields. It is a rather tiring job, both because of the scorching sun that beats down on their heads, and because of the position they have to maintain during the harvest. But it is a very important and productive practice that has been handed down from generation to generation. Marriage : sacred to Uzbeks. The official engagement must last at least a year before getting married and it is essential to arrive virgin at the wedding. To apply for the bride's hand, the boy's parents must visit future in-laws three times before obtaining consent. Strange but at the same time fascinating to hear the stories about their marriage and / or engagement. The Gold-Toothed Women People : Older women sport a 24-karat smile. For them it is a symbol of beauty as well as a reason for ostentation. Uzbek ladies wear the traditional dress consisting of the khan-atlas tunic and trousers. A foulard wraps the headdress, however, leaving the face uncovered. Young people, on the other hand, dress in the Western style with jeans and T-shirts. The custom of tea : tea is served in a finely decorated porcelain teapot. Before drinking it is poured into the small cup and poured into the teapot three times. The reason? In this way, the tea mixes better. The cup must only be half filled as full is considered a sign of rudeness. A cup full of tea prompts the guest to leave after drinking it, while a half-full one encourages him to stay and drink more.
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Uzbekistan – Assalomu aleykum With the greeting in the local language " assalomu aleykum " begins the adventure of all travelers who go to Uzbekistan , a Central Asian state that became independent from the USSR in 1991. Click here to discover our accessible travel for the disabled in Uzbekistan ! This tour is also […]
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