Our stereotype of Central Asia likely comes from sources as far ranging as the reportage of the war in Afghanistan, and the movie Borat - a satire about Kazahkstan.

But neither comes close to actually providing a realistic portrayal of the region.

In a guest audio slideshow for Not on the Wires, Zarina Holmes of Sojournposse speaks as a photographer, and as a woman, seeing Uzbekistan for the first time.