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PashbyMaul Adventures update on world travels, life, current and future adventures.

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1 Year 

Roughly 1 year ago today, the PashbyMauls were packing up all of our household items in Vicenza, Italy, shipping them to various parts of the world, and graciously letting go of as many things as we could. This past year marked our biggest life transition since we were married and began Life Together. Since our … Continue reading 1 Year 

Khast Imam Complex – Tashkent

It's hard to find "old" Tashkent, but seeking it out is certainly worth the effort. 50 years ago, an earthquake damaged the city, and opportunistic Soviet planners used the seismic event (described in various magnitudes depending on the source) as an excuse to bulldoze the old town and build a social modernist utopia. Today, wide avenues and … Continue reading Khast Imam Complex – Tashkent

Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진수산시장)

Some may call it an aquarium of death, others a seafood lover's paradise. Whatever your inclination, a visit to Seoul's Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market is a one of a kind experience you won't soon forget. PashbyMaul Adventures was in Seoul for a conference last November, and with precious little free time explore the city, we had … Continue reading Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진수산시장)

Legend of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque

For a bit of a romantic twist in the history of Samarkand, we visited the massive 14th century Bibi-Khanym Mosque. The monument is best known today for an illicit affair that supposedly took place between Timur's Queen, and the mosque's architect. Legend says that while Timur was away during his military campaign to India, his favorite wife, Queen Saray Mulk Khanum, ordered … Continue reading Legend of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Samarkand Photo Essay – Gur-Emir Mausoleum

PashbyMaul Adventures just returned from a much needed and very restorative autumn break to the Silk Roads midpoint capital city of Samarkand. We were blessed with amazing conditions - perfect temperatures, blue skies, clear air - conditions that only enhanced the photogenicity of Samarkand's many spectacular monuments. In the ancient city of Kesh, just 100km to the … Continue reading Samarkand Photo Essay – Gur-Emir Mausoleum

One Month In – just getting our feet wet

When one normally talks about a life change, it's to do with changing jobs, getting married, moving for a promotion, retirement, etc. We don't know anyone who's moved to Uzbekistan before, and this is a major life change for us... in more ways than one. Background - Alicia and I lived in Italy together for … Continue reading One Month In – just getting our feet wet