MIR’s Annie Lucas Quoted in Men’s Journal Article Recommending Travel to Uzbekistan

MIR’s Annie Lucas Quoted in Men’s Journal Article Recommending Travel to Uzbekistan

A recent article in Men’s Journal sings the praises of Uzbekistan, giving a shout-out to MIR for being a specialist in the region. The piece, “Bustling Bazaars, Ancient Cities, and the Silk Road: 10 Ways to Explore Uzbekistan,” quotes MIR Vice President Annie Lucas:

“Our late-1980s presence in Central Asia began when the U.S.S.R. and communism still existed,” says Annie Lucas, vice president and co-owner of MIR Corporation. “Then, Uzbekistan was still under Soviet rule. A lack of infrastructure made road and train journeys rough, and knowledge of either Uzbek or Russian was imperative to get around. Now, it’s easier than ever to visit, with new international flights and luxury hotels—there’s even talk of Uzbeks being allowed to utilize Airbnb for an authentic homestay experience.”

The article’s “10 Ways to Explore Uzbekistan” reads like a list of Signature Experiences from a MIR tour — MIR has experience with each of these highlights, and has featured them both on our small group tours that travel through the region and on the many independent journeys we’ve handcrafted for our travelers.

Here are some of the highlights described in the Men’s Journal article that you can enjoy on a MIR itinerary:

  • Rove the Silk Road Oasis of Samarkand – check
  • Prepare an Authentic Uzbek Meal ­­– check
  • Visit the Desert of Forbidden Art – check
  • Discover How Silk is Made in Margilan – check

Read the Men’s Journal article

 

Creating a single ikat is an extraordinarily labor-intensive process, and can take months to complete Photo credit: Abdu Samadov

Creating a single ikat is an extraordinarily labor-intensive process, and can take months to complete
Photo credit: Abdu Samadov

Read More About Why NOW is the Best Time to Travel to Uzbekistan

To give you more perspective on this dynamic destination, we’ve published a series of blog posts about what it’s like to travel to Uzbekistan now, and why there’s never been a better time to do so:

Up-and-Coming Uzbekistan: 7 Reasons Why a Local Recommends You Visit Now
by Abdu SamadovBorn and raised in Samarkand, Abdu Samadov is full of inside information about Uzbekistan. Abdu guides MIR travelers throughout Central Asia, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with other travelers. In this article, Abdu offers five reasons why Uzbekistan should be at the top of your 2019 travel bucket list (read more).

What Has Happened to Uzbekistan? 
by Fred and Sharon LundahlFred Lundahl spent 30 years serving in U.S. embassies abroad with the Foreign Service. He fell in love with Central Asia, and still travels there every couple of years. Fred and his wife Sharon just recently returned from a trip to Uzbekistan and returned with a fascinating look at how much it has recently changed (read more).

8 Take-Aways on Uzbekistan from a First-Time Visitor 
by Marisa DoddMarisa Dodd, Tour Specialist at MIR, recently returned from her first visit to the heart of the Silk Road, Uzbekistan; she found it to be surprisingly modern, incredibly beautiful, and unexpectedly open-minded. You’ll enjoy reading some of her first-timer impressions and observations of traveling around Uzbekistan (read more).

Why 2019 is the Best Time Travel to Uzbekistan
Since the first-ever International Tourism Forum, Uzbekistan is gearing up to raise the level of comfort, accessibility, and amenities for the more than 5 million travelers expected in 2019. There were a lot of exciting firsts in Uzbekistan in 2018 and a few marvelous updates already set for 2019 – all of which makes now the best time to travel to this fabled land (read more).

Khiva, Uzbekistan

Old Town Khiva, Uzbekistan
Photo credit: Peter Guttman

Travel to Uzbekistan with MIR

MIR has more than 30 years of travel experience in Central Asia, and has an affiliate office in Uzbekistan, with a roster of contacts that can take you to places that you didn’t even know you wanted to go. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

You can visit Uzbekistan in a number of ways – on a small group tour, on a rail journey by private train, or on an independent trip put together just the way you want it:

  • Custom Private Journeys

You can also travel on one of MIR’s handcrafted private independent travel itineraries, Essential Uzbekistan or Essential Central Asia, or book a custom private journey

MIR specializes in personalized, private journeys, and we’d love to take your ideas and weave them into a trip tailored especially for you. Travel wherever, however, and with whomever you like, relying on our expert assistance. Contact us to find out more about our custom and private travel expertise – each trip handcrafted to your interests, dates and pace.

Chat with a MIR destination specialist about travel to Uzbekistan by phone (1-800-424-7289) or email today. 

As it's done for centuries, dawn breaks over Bukhara Photo credit: Abdu Samadov

As it’s done for centuries, dawn breaks over Bukhara
Photo credit: Abdu Samadov

(Top photo: With its three madrassahs, the Registan is arguably the iconic symbol of all Central Asia. Photo credit: Abdu Samadov.)

PUBLISHED: June 17, 2019

Related Posts

Share your thoughts