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... first, then you are out of the game. We would be starting this when we get on the ship.
As we approached the Caspian Sea, we were about 80 feet below sea level. We arrived at the port at 7pm and there was a ship in port, but the train cargo for the ship had not yet arrived to port. We were still hoping for this to happen tonight so the cook group made a quick dinner of Sloppy Joes. A bit later we heard the train wouldn't be arriving until at ...
We have some time in the morning to wander around the Khans summer palace and marvel at the intricate painted walls and ceilings and the mirrored balconies. Photography is forbidden so we only have pictures from the outside, so if you’re ever in Sheki and at a loose end, pop along and see the Khans old holiday gaff, it’s ...
... was handed a machine gun and got a job guarding the workers--just because he was white!
Giles has keen insights into all kinds of cultures--Africa, Asia, the Middle East, as he's an excellent observer. He gives me insights into apartheid in South Africa, the war in Iraq, starvation in Ethiopia, the meaning of Buddhism and why Botswana is an African success story.
"Why don't you write about your experiences?" I ask "So many people ...
Got up a bit later than normal, its nice to be asllowed a lie in on a Sunday!
Had breakfast in the apartment, Orange juice, Pronutro (Brought it from UK!)cake like things.
Went off after breakfast in order to strip the hubs off the car. Not only are we in a secure guarded parking area, but we have probably the biggest space, so there is working room around the car. Took apart the hubs, brought them back to the apartment so we can take them to the workshop ...
... left some time after midnight, and I went back to the waiting area to sit with the Turkmen family, who kindly shared some food with me. We tried our best to sleep on the filthy concrete benches (while keeping one half-open eye on the baggage, and trying to ignore the relentless attacks of mosquitoes). I could have gone back to the hostel for the night, perhaps -- but I was afraid to, since ...