Sophie Ibbotson

Sophie Ibbotson

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Sophie Ibbotson is the founder of Maximum Exposure Ltd., a development consultancy and public relations company working in the tourism and culture sectors. She specialises in emerging markets and post-conflict zones, and has worked in Central Asia since 2008. She is the co-author of Bradt’s Uzbekistan, Kashmir, Sudan, and South Sudan guides, and her writing has also been published in Newsweek, the Financial Times, and the Sunday Telegraph. Sophie is the co-founder and publisher of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, a trustee of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, and a board member of the British Georgian Chamber of Commerce.

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The rise of ecotourism in Uzbekistan

As Uzbekistan develops as a tourism destination and more and more people become aware of its treasures, it is time to discover what else the country has to offer.

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The Registan

One of the most iconic sights on the Silk Road, this central square is one of the world's greatest examples of medieval Islamic architecture. 

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The Tashkent Metro

It's impossible to consider Tashkent's metro as just a convenient form of public transport; it is undoubtedly a beautiful highlight of the city itself and one that should not be missed.

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