- Nov 2012
Actually, I asked a person who emigrated from a neighboring country much later than myself. And being the “local”, he understands them better.If you don't mind me asking, did you visit Uzbekistan in the SU or post-Soviet period? Just wondering, i have great interest in Central Asia, but i don't know how tourist friendly is the country. There are so many famous historical cities and monuments there, but i don't know how "paranoid" is the regime, can a foreign tourist travel across the country freely on its own or not, are there restrictions on their movements?
First, he said it would be pretty safe to travel there. He explained it differently. In his view, both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan had more cultural ties with Russia, and it still shows positively, he said. Plus, “they like tourists”. No paranoia, he said.
P.S. it would probably be very interesting to travel to Uzbekistan and Khazakhstan, and then, if you want to see different Islamic parts of the former SU, fly to Baku. Baku is pretty safe and well- off (oil). The contrast between the old and the new is interesting. Plus, they have mansions that remained from the oil barons of the early XX century.