"Uzbekistan is good for the first acquaintance with the East. It is picturesque and authentic. It's easy to get here and travel. The Uzbeks are kind and hospitable, treat tourists kindly, come up, communicate, talk about themselves and cities. A separate attraction of the country is the markets, which are full of fruits and vegetables in the summer season. They are incredibly delicious and organic. The Uzbeks love pilaf, which is cooked and eaten only in the morning."