Uzbekistan is a fascinating country in the heart of central Asia. It has border with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
The people of Uzbekistan belong to diverse ethnic races and categories - remnants of their rich and also chequered history. In totality they are made up of Uzbeks, Russians, Tajiks, Kazakhs, Kara kalpaks, Tatars and many others.
The country is wealthy in natural resources, yet most of the money is distributed into the president's ruling elite, and much of the country still remains quite poor. Living and studding in Uzbekistan is an experience unlikely any in the world. Beautiful, ancient mosques of staggering size and complexity can be found in the capital city.