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... off for Tashkent. It was quite a journey ahead. Six hours through boiling heat. A/C? No have! Or: Have! But no use! Windows down and off we went. The hostel in Tashkent was really nice! They even had a pool. The dorm looked fancy. It also wasn't cheap I have to admit but I knew that before and was able to save a couple of bucks while couchsurfing. And again, there were quite some interesting folks staying there! We went for dinner and decided to grab some beers to take home. We got ...
... would have noticed and we would have had some explaining to do.
It was a pretty drive out of the Fergana Valley and over the mountain pass. It was cloudy and gray when we had come four days earlier. Now the sky was clear blue and the snowline had moved up.
We descended to the broad expansive flat land and into Tashkent. The driver navigated around the congested traffic maze ...
... way, plane tickets to Khiva were sold out until October 6th, a week from now.
Next, we went to the train ticket office to buy a sleeper-train ticket to Urgench
near Khiva for the night of the 30th. We didn't want just any bed. We wanted 2 lower beds in a 4 compartment birth.
Entering the Hall of Luxury
We skipped the long lines and went straight to "the Hall of Luxury" where, for 4000 som ($1.30) ...
Uzbekistan feels different, even before you've crossed the border. The customs people get you to fill in a double-sided customs declaration (in duplicate) listing the amount ofn every currency you are carrying and every item of value (camera, computer, phone etc). They looked up my medicines on the computer and insisted on listing them - how they will cope with my having usd them I don't know. They x-ray ...
... a pile of thousands with an elastic band around it.
We stay in a very nice hotel with a small but nice swimming pool. The swimming pool is a real gift in this heat. I have no clue how hot it is at the moment, but you don't want to be too long in the sun.
After a nice swim some of us decide to go to a bazaar and I decided to join them. I kind of feel much awake after just 3 hours of sleep and I definitely want to see something of ...