A package tour virgin goes to Uzbekistan

The country is dotted with ancient monuments and architecture that offer a look into its rich history

I was initially apprehensive about joining an eight-day tour with more than 100 other sightseers to Uzbekistan, my first visit to Central Asia.

I was a package tour virgin before this trip and had travelled alone or with one companion at most.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 31, 2019, with the headline 'A package tour virgin goes to Uzbekistan'. Print Edition | Subscribe