I spent the night in Uzbekistan but was unable to see much other than the drive to and from the airport. There were security personnel everywhere and Tashkent definitely looked like a post soviet-era town.
Registan - beautiful and iconic Central Asian historic architecture
Shah-i-Zinda - many mausoleums in this religious site
Itchan Kala - preserved anchient walled city
The official currency is the Uzbekistani soʻm, but I had no problem paying by credit card.
Taxis are the most common form of transportation for tourists.
I flew Air Astana from Bishkek (FRU) to Almaty (ALA). I flew Uzbekistan Airways from Almaty (ALA) to Tashkent (TAS). I flew Air Astana from Tashkent (TAS) to Almaty (ALA).
I did not eat traditional Uzbekistan food.
PLUGS / ADAPTERS
Uzbekistan uses European plug type C as well as plug type I.
Uzbekistan has a very annoying visa policy for American citizens. It cost $160 for a single entry visa that you must apply for in advance. The dates are set and you must visit during that specific time.
I felt very safe in Uzbekistan but there were armed guards everywhere and tons of security at the airport entrance as well.
SHOULD YOU VISIT?
Sure! It is a beautiful country with lots of history. I would recommend Samarkand instead of Tashkent because most of the historic sites are located there and I think I would have enjoyed it much more.