At the end of 2007 I moved from Uzbekistan to Amman, Jordan. Now I have a new country to explore.

Azraq Azraq -- An Oasis in Jordan's Eastern Desert, March, 2009.

Hot Springs Hot Springs in Jordan, October, 2008.

Wadi Rum The Southern Desert of Jordan, June, 2008.

Jerusalem, A weekend trip. May, 2008.

Petra -- one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. May, 2008

Site of Jesus' Baptism, Near the Dead Sea in Jordan. April 27, 2008.

Roman Ruins in Jerash, Jordan My first exploration in Jordan, March, 2008.

The rest of this site tells of David Martin's travels while I lived in Uzbekistan. I first came to Tashkent, Uzbekistan for a two week visit in November, 2002 A month later I returned for what I expected to be a two year assignment working with economic think tanks. I ended up staying for five years and visited many places in central and eastern Asia. Now that I go back and look, I see that there are not enough pictures of my friends and every day life in Tashkent. I will try to do better!

At the bottom of this page is a link to take you to my older postings when I lived in Georgia and Moldova

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Kokand -- A weekend visit with the family of a colleague in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan. (added May 26, 2008) NEW!!

Moldova Wedding -- I return to Moldova after four years for a colleague's wedding. (added Feb 11, 2007)

Dushanbe and the Mountains of Tajikistan -- A short visit to Dushanbe and the mountains right outside the city. (Added May 30, 2006)

Return to Bukhara -- My fourth visit to the historic silk road city of Bukhara. (Added May 10, 2006)

Trekking in Kyrgyzstan

Vietnam Part 1 -- The South
Vietnam Part 2 -- Cambodia and The North

On to Everest (part 1)
On to Everest (part 2)

India 1 -- New Delhi and Agra, the Taj Mahal

India 2 -- Tigers and Jaipur

Thailand 1 -- Bangkok

Thailand 2 -- Chaing Mai and a trek in the jungle

Shimkent, Kazakhstan -- A long week-end exploring a mountain canyon in Kazakhstan, just across the border from Tashkent. (Added Sept 20, 2003)

Saylik -- A week-end retreat outside of Tashkent (Added Sept 20, 2003)

Samarqand -- A two-day trip to the ancient silk road city of Samarqand. (Added June 14, 2003)

Bukhara -- A three-day visit to the historic silk road city of Bukhara. (Added June 15, 2003)

Home and Office -- Some pictures of my house and my office (Added March 1, 2003)

Tashkent-- Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and has more than two million people. Here are a few pictures from around the city and one Uzbek restaurant where I had lunch with other advisors on our project.

Montenegro-- In October, 2002 I visited Montenegro and Croatia.

Traffic signs in Moldova -- Moldova, like the rest of Europe, uses pictures instead of words on its traffic signs. Some of them are obvious, but others are more difficult to decipher. Here is a guide for anyone driving or walking in Moldova

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