Radisson Blu Hotel, Tashkent
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... focus on our India plans at all.
October 13, 2014 TASHKENT
Russian Orthodox Center
Again, we called the Indian Embassy. Still, no new news on our visa.
Explored the area of Tashkent around the Russian Orthodox Cathedral Complex. Cissy had been already so it was just the two of us.
The complex is three sky blue building with glistening gold ice cream cone domes. (built in ...
... our way back to our hotel we picked up a casaba type melon and shared it with the guests at the hotel.
Strumming the Dutar
The guest house owner, who doesn't speak much English but really tries to communicate, expertly cut up the melon. One Japanese girl from Hokkaido who studies Uzbek History is here with her brother for 7 days. We never found out about the French ...
... They build them here. Cheap, and not very cheerful.
And in the State History Musem all the lights were on, and there was quite a lot of English labelling except for the top floor which was all about the wonders of Uzbekistan following independence. With lots of pictures of the President.
And the Metro is good, fast, not crowded, and only 20p a ride. Thats 1000 som, paying for stuff ...
We arrived in Tashkent early the next evening and after a quick bite to eat at a pirate bar down the road we revelled in the air conditioning comfort of the hotel and the wifi. It was nice to have some down time the following day, although Quinn did pop out to a water park with the boys for a couple of hours while I managed to find an ATM that spat out USD. We had dinner at a local restaurant which served Russian food which turns out to be not ...
... cherries or candy, sacks of cumin and sour milk balls) and back through town. Lots of nice people (with gold teeth, and did you know a monobrow is beautiful and can even be enhanced?) that asked us to be in THEIR pictures. It was cute. And a precocious 8 year old named Aziz who talked to us at dinner in English and Russian, but made sure we knew his mom was Tajik and his dad was ...