An inspiring meeting at “Art Studio Aysel” in Samarkand

On my recent trip to Uzbekistan, in Samarkand I had the opportunity to make an appointment at "Art-Studio Aysel", where I met Normurod Negmatov (curator at the Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2018 and "Art-Studio Aysel"), Natalya Nikitina (Creative Fashion Designer at "Art-Studio Aysel") and two young artists. I was very curious to learn … Continue reading An inspiring meeting at “Art Studio Aysel” in Samarkand

Region Boysun – Immaterielles Weltkulturerbe

Vier erlebnisreiche Tage verbringe ich in dieser landschaftlich wie kulturell hochinteressanten Region. Mit dem Nachtzug Tashkent - Termez fahre ich direkt ohne Umstieg bis ins Dorf Derbent.  Sobir Turdikulov vom Gästehaus „Sitorai Darband“ – „Sterne von Derbent“ - holt mich am Bahnhof ab. Nachdem ich mich kurz im gut ausgestatteten Gästehaus ausgeruht und das ausgiebige … Continue reading Region Boysun – Immaterielles Weltkulturerbe

A 1200 km journey on a horseback to see the sacred Buddhist places

This summer a big event happened in Kalmykia (Oirat Mongolian republic in the European south of Russian Federation), when more than 60 people saddled their horses and took part in Horse riding festival “Daichin Tengri”, to ride more than 1000km and visit sacred places. The festival was organized by a group of young people, who … Continue reading A 1200 km journey on a horseback to see the sacred Buddhist places