Grand Mir Hotel
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... show respect for their authority and submit to the petty demands. Uzbekistan has the most oppressive rules although these are flaunted by many – hotel registrations, phone regulations, black market money, etc…
Travel Expenses in Central Asia
Visa costs ranged from a friendly zero in Kyrgyzstan to $160 each for Uzbekistan (ouch!)
Usually, hotels are our #1 expense and meals # 2. This time, transport ...
... of a hundred 1000 som notes. It's pretty much done right out in the open. We have been changing money at our hotels, that way we can recount it without being rushed. It always checks out.
We followed our nose to the food stall area where a huge selection of delicious local dishes filled the night air with wonderful aromas of shashlyk on the grill and I discovered a scrumptious grated potato dish bathed in a rich onion, ...
... did we at the thought of trying to explain what was wrong. The consensus amongst us was that it was the fuel pump. Anyway, with help from the local man who had towed and knew the history, showing that it wouldn't start, pointing out the whimpering noise and doing our best to mime a pump they starts prodding and poking. This didn't look too hopeful but we left them to it with the decision being made that if they couldn't fix it, we would just camp here and get drunk with the locals. ...
... and what were our impressions of Russians. We, in turn, inquired about their daily lives and their future plans. Most hoped to study abroad and, perhaps, to work, not so much because they wanted to leave Uzbekistan but because jobs are so scarce here. It seems that every family here has relatives living in another country. Russia is a popular place to move because of the close historical ties and their fluency with the language. Many desire to come to the US but cite ...
... tiles involved. Oh yes and don't forget Alexander the Great and Ghengis Khan. I sit here writing this in a remote mountain village, in the house of a local family. The sun has just gone from the mountain, but the evening is still warm; it feels a million miles from anywhere. After 3 inescapable rounds of Russia's best Vodka with the head of the household, I feel slightly 'relaxed' and reflective; what is Uzbekistan really all about? For us, it really all started at ...