Tom Grundy’s travel blog posts

The magnificent mosques, mausoleums and minarets of Uzbekistan

Rich in history and home to some of the world’s most kaleidoscopic and intricate Islamic architecture, Uzbekistan is finally opening up to tourism.

Samarkand's Gur-e-Amir.

Samarkand’s Gur-e-Amir.

Uzbekistan’s stunningly ornate metro stations revealed after photography ban lifted

For decades, a photography ban was enforced across the Uzbek capital’s metro network.

tashkent metro station

Kosmonavtlar Station – dedicated to the Soviet Union’s cosmonauts. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.