Radisson Blu Hotel, Tashkent
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... Tashkent continuing.
There are lots of lumbering, orange trucks carrying liquidified natural gas. Anwar clipped an orange cone near a maintenance worker shortly after some numbskull passed a transport truck on the shoulder, a manouevre even Anwar felt was crazy. I saw speeds of 110 kph in our taxi but Dennis later said he saw 120 kph. We were definitely going like a bat out of hell, weaving about ...
So there we are. After a lovely night's sleep on a train, we disembark at Tashkent Central ("is this it?" "I don't know, there are no signs" "a lot of people seem to be getting off, so let's just go for it.." "sure.. that seems smart") and take the pretty metro down to our old friends at Mirzo Guesthouse. This really is our final day in Uzbekistan!
In the hostel we meet Anne, a German girl who's waiting for her French boyfriend who decided to take ...
... another outfit; a pair of shorts and a polo shirt. What a lucky man!! I got nothing!!! The weather was better today in terms of temperature, so much cooler probably just around 25. When it was time for a break we went back to the place we had a snack at yesterday. As nice today and John tried a few new things. Samosa like things. They remembered us and we got a few nice smiles. Not a lot to do in Toshkent but one 'must' according to ...
... we should have filled out the same form twice! This we meekly do, and before we know it we're pushing our way through a wall of taxi-drivers.
A historic, dutar-playing B&B-professional
We hope we aren't lying to the taxi-drivers when we say that we already have a ride, and indeed, there we see Oybek, the son of our hostel-owner, waving a sign that says "Mirzo Guesthouse" and busily calling people on his massive Samsung smartphone. ...
... also wanted to know where each one was taken, and particularly liked the China photos - vicarious travel I guess?! (Fortunately they didn't find the laptop or we would have been there all night... I have a copy of all our digital photos ever taken dating back a decade!) Our lessons learned include: (1) Pack lots and lots of water, you could be at the border for 6+ hours. (2) Create a 'border-crossing' camera memory card with only 50 or so pictures to show the bored/curious ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services