"3 op Reis" Uzbekistan

In spring of 2019, the shooting of the popular program “3 op Reis” of the BNNVARA film company was held in Uzbekistan in order for the Netherlands television channel NCO 3. Our company “Roxan...

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Welcome to Roxana Tour Company!

Would you like to get inside the setting a fascinating oriental tale? To see the turquoise domes of ancient mosques, madrasahs, palaces and minarets all around ? To contemplate exquisi...

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Hello Friends and Neighbors!

This blog is going to help you understand just what to expect when you travel to Central Asia. I've lived there for the most part over 15 years, so I can provide you with all of the inside informat...

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My Experience

I started my experiences with Uzbekistan in 1997. That was the year I joined the U.S. Peace Corps as an English language teacher. I admit that I didn’t know much about the place before I went there...

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Welcome to Uzbekistan

Unfortunately, Uzbekistan does not have a huge media machine that can pump out their good stories to the world. For the most part, this leaves them at the mercy of visiting many journalists who see...

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Alexander the Great

Of particular interest to historians around the world is Alexander the Great. His impact on Central Asia has been well documented, and for the many years that I lived there I learned that people ar...

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Architecture in Uzbekistan

Roxana Tour offers all types of itineraries to fit your interests. From extreme tourism for the adventurous to ornithological and entomological tours for naturalists, we can make your trip the priz...

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Seven Myths of the Great Silk Road

Before I came to Uzbekistan in 1997 as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I knew very little about the country or, in fact, the entire region. Since it was the early days of the internet, there wasn't as muc...

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The Melons of Uzbekistan

I remember when I was a kid growing up in Michigan in the 1970s and my grandfather decided to grow watermelons in his garden. When they were harvested in August, we would have a backyard cook-out a...

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What You Need to Know About Plov

Since we’re on the subject of food, let’s talk a little more about what Uzbeks like to eat. When I was in the Peace Corps, one of the questions that I would get from time to time was, “Wh...

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