February 10, 2014

Beer and Bread on the Silk Road. Central Asia

Farflungplaces is off to Central Asia. My last trip to Uzbekistan was in 2010,  and this is one of my favourite photos taken as I wandered amongst the stalls of the Chorzu Bazzar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The Bread, known as Non Bread,  is only an hour or so old, still very warm, and sells out very quickly. The sight of boys pulling barrows full of freshly baked Non bread from local bakeries is a common site near markets and on the streets of Tashkent, and throughout Uzbekistan.

And the bread? For about 1000 Som (US$0.25) you get a meal in itself. The bread is not fluffy but more like sourdough, and demolished in minutes when hot…

Accompanied by a fresh pint of Pulsar beer from Samarkand, and lamb shashlyk (kebab) you get a full lunch to travel on. albeit somewhat carbohydrate rich.

There will be lots more bread, beer, music and history as I travel slowly through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

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