Day 57: Jahongir B&B

Immerse yourself in the Uzbek "mahalla" lifestyle when visiting Samarkand and stay at our favorite guest house in Uzbekistan, the Jahongir B&B.  With an amazing location just steps from Registan Square and local national food options, this idyllic mom and pop option totally lives up the hype generated by positive mention in the guidebooks. The … Continue reading Day 57: Jahongir B&B

Day 66: Bagrationi

Why, you might ask, is a Georgian restaurant being featured in a blog about Uzbekistan?  You probably wondered the same thing about the feature on Korean-Uzbek Cuisine.  While it's true that Stalin deported millions of Soviet citizens across the USSR, Georgian food, and more famously, Georgian wine, enjoyed a fine tradition of being considered a … Continue reading Day 66: Bagrationi

Day 84: Korean-Uzbek Cuisine

Korean food is Uzbek food.  Uzbek food is Korean food.  Well... in Uzbekistan it is.  These two cultures are now inseparably intertwined to the point that Korean food has become part of the Uzbek national cuisine.  There must be over a hundred Korean restaurants in the Uzbek capital Tashkent serving all the standard favorites.  Kimchi … Continue reading Day 84: Korean-Uzbek Cuisine

Day 85: Lyabi-Hauz

Lyabi-Hauz is the focal point for activity in the tourist hub of Bukhara.  For Uzbekistan, Bukhara is a key stopover on the highlights silk road tour of Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand.  As one of the major centers of human civilization since the 6th century BC, representing over 2,500 years of history, the availability of water … Continue reading Day 85: Lyabi-Hauz

The BBQ Exchange – Gordonsville, Virginia

On this culinary adventure, PashbyMaul Adventures has found the world's best barbecue place. No question, The BBQ Exchange in Gordonsville, VA, exceeded all our wildest barbecue expectations. Arguably a religion unto itself, barbecue fans all have prefered locations for a fix. We've found ours! The PashbyMaul connection to The BBQ Exchange is via one of Drew's … Continue reading The BBQ Exchange – Gordonsville, Virginia

Château Élan Winery

In the midst of readjustment to life in the United States, experiencing a sort of reverse culture shock, it was refreshing last week to have been given the opportunity to visit Château Élan Winery in of all places, North Georgia. In a deep south state more famous for southern delicacies like grits and beverages such … Continue reading Château Élan Winery