Best Eastern Poytaht Hotel
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... to scam me into a cabin upgrade and when they realised I wasn’t a total sucker would periodically pop in to chat and look through the photos of the trip on my laptop. The journey itself was comfortable and the views were pretty spectacular, with the train travelling through barren desert the whole way. Heloise, by the way, had decided that she couldn’t face 19 hours on a slow Soviet-era train and opted for the more ...
... third century BC to look at. The group we are with are all good fun and mix well. The food is great but too much of it. Every meal starts with salad, then goes to soup, main course and then dessert, so I am finding my pants a bit tight. Unfortunately, everybody but me has has diarrhoea. I am envious but grateful. The wine, on the other hand, has been thin on the taste but perfectly drinkable. We did go to a wine tasting of nine local wines made by a Russian family. They ...
... change USD100 at a time so that we did not have to do it every day. USD100 is the equivalent of UZS450,000 - so you have to stand around, doing an illegal transaction in broad daylight, counting bricks of cash. Also the moneychangers can have a dodgy trick or two up their sleeves so you have to be hyper-aware through it all. Everyone has to go through this all the time and everyone carries around piles of money openly in their hands, ...
... and walking through two thousand years of history everywhere I go. Uzbekistan may not have the well-known sights and cities of China, or the natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan, but it's gotten under my skin all the same.
This has been a truly epic journey that has completely exceeded my expectations in every possible way. I'll have more to say about it once I get home. But for now, thanks for reading and following along with me.
... and tomato sauce. I forgot what it is called but means "woman" in Uzbek. I don't want to think that throughto much. Dave had thin noodles mixed with herbs and ground horse meat,"naryn".
September 29-30, 2014 - TASHKENT RUNAROUND - Embassy, Airline Office and Train
Embassy, Train and plane ticket office testing our patience to the max.
This morning Dave discovered that our ...