You know that old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover?” I feel like there should be a similar statement for Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan: “don’t judge a city by its airport.”

It’s almost ironic that Tashkent is the gateway to Uzbekistan, a country full of wonder, intrigue, friendly people, and amazing food, when its airport is so terrible. Both arrivals and departures can be frenetic and disorganized, with the ex-Soviet-style airport being constantly over capacity. It’s the kind of place you want to get out of as soon as you get in.

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