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Tashkent has quite a different feel than any of the previous Uzbekistan cities. The rest of this country of 33 million people are more conservative and agricultural and even in these ancient cities the people are more frozen in time. In Tashkent however, being the political and commercial capitol of the country, things are more bustling. There are …
... we approached this one particular check point, me driving in the lead car and he blew his whistle at me and waved his flashing amber baton. He did the same to the mini and the fiat. Clueless why we had been stopped he demanded to see our passports. We handed them over and waited. We got bord and decided that we would start doing exercises at the side of the road. Firstly it makes a pleasant change from sitting on your bums most the day but secondly if we made such a spectacle ...
... of the past. What an error. Yes, each country has its own problems and challenges, but our impression was that they are getting on with managing these in their own way and are certainly not in need of being told what to do by others. In fact, we in the west could learn a thing or two from them about taking pride in public spaces and infrastructure and maintaining them properly. China in particular was overwhelming in the scale, ...
We continued driving to Kokand, driving thru a city called "Bagdad". Kokand is the last city in the Fergana valley before crossing the pass to Tashkent and is home to the palace of the last Khan. In the late 1800's, a Khan build this 100+ room palace for himself and his 40 concubines. Less than 3 years later, the Russians took over the country and the Khan was exiled. Most of the palace has been ruined by Russian control and an earthquake, but a ...
... around with a bloody wheelbarrow. So we arrived in Tashkent at 08:30 after our stupidly early morning flight from Tehran at 04:30. Never again. Getting through Customs was a breeze, as was finding a cab once out. As there was nowhere to change money at the airport the cabbie willingly accepted US$10 for the fare. Rip off yes but not much we could do with no local currency. He tried to convince us to change some dollars with him for "a very good rate of ...