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... and blue eyes is not uncommon - supposedly evidence of Alexander the Great's (s)exploits.
We stopped for two nights in the village alongside the mountainous lake of Karakul, 4000m above sea level. We were travelling with our Slovenian friends and we hoped to try an unusual route of entering the remote Bartang valley from the top and then spending two weeks walking down. There was lots of contradictory information as to ...
... the office and $600 dollars later had our ticket. Looking forward to an actual bed for the night with Ian and Samira Mcgregor, without whom we would still be in Baku (we won't ever be able to thank you enough), we were then informed the ferry was leaving between midnight and 4 am that night and we needed to head to another port 100km down the road. This, like everything else that came out of Tony Soprano's mouth, the ferry master, was a complete lie. It turned ...
... paneer was bliss! And there will be precious little interesting food for the next few weeks, so I felt justified in my indulgence! The Indian restaurant got 3 visits, and I also found a nice little Lebanese where I splashed out on a mixed mezze and drooled over the baba ganoush & tabouleh! Happy tastebuds, happy belly :)
Although I had only planned to be in town a couple of days, I had to apply for ...
... a fabulous meal of borscht, plov, shazlik and salad. Cissy is not too happy with the local beer; it gives her a belly ache.
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The rest of the way, we made some serious time, Mohamed always kept his eyes out for the police checkpoints. In the end, we got pulled over at two military checkpoints and three arbitrary police checkpoints where Mohamed had to cough ...
... with some tomatoes and three pears for desert.
I also met Matt this afternoon (who has just come off an overland truck in Africa). Late afternoon, I got a determined second wind and decided to go to the city centre. I jumped on a mini bus outside the hotel. We must be some distance away as it took forty minutes to get to the bottom of Rudaki Avenue.
It was great ...