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The joy of travelling includes that ever present ‘adventure factor’. Going on a big trip you are bound to come across a few minor inconveniences: losing your bank card, Braille mattresses that are harder than stone, having your bus break down in the middle of the Kyzylkum desert in a sand
It is all part of the fun! I did say 'fun' right?
It didn't take us too long to cross (about 4 hours) the border into Uzbekistan, although they are funny about how much much money you bring into the country (only allowed up to US$2,000). The border men were a lot more relaxed than the Turkmen army boys, and laughed with us as we each had our temperature checked (to make sure we weren't sick and bringing in any flus or diseases). Most of us were above normal body temperature ...
... br> From the mosque, we crossed the street to the Ark Fortress. This was the administrative center and inhabited continuously from the 5th century until 1920, when it was bombed by the Red Army (more about why later, maybe, if I remember to write it). We toured a couple of small museums in the fortress, but there is not much to see. One story I remember: the stables were built above the prison, and, when they washed the stables out, ...
... the money we had) and were given a lift back to the hotel with the young man who had been our translator.
It was, by this time, around still before 3am, and we settled Kyla in bed and went to sleep.
In the morning, we were up a few minutes before 7am. We showered then had breakfast. Our guide had bought yogurt for us, which was delicious. We then packed and went downstairs. Sue wanted to buy a t-shirt, so our guide called the shopkeeper, who came over to make the ...
... rough driving day. We are staying 3 night here which is always a joy. So walking tour followed by a rare free day. So time to do the washing and catch up with yourself. Beautiful city full of 16c mosques and medrasash. we spent all day touring around the many and various sights with a welcome roof top lunch spot with a fantastic view. An interesting stop at the Bukhara carpet factory. Sheep wool carpets come from Turkmenistan, ...
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