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Clean Room with a lovely balcony. Staff were able to drive us to the airport for an ok fee. Located near food stores and a lovely park. No running hot water though.
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On day 2 we woke to no running water in the room but as the scouts always say 'Be Prepared' so I reached deep into my bag and produced wet wipes. Since I'd spent most of my teenage years out hiking with no access to showers I knew the extreme benefit of always carrying these bad boys with me.
We weren't …
The day had finally arrived.
We were off on our Central Asia Adventure with our first stop in Almaty, Kazakhstan. We'd spent months planning this trip from organising the visas (very hard when 2 of the countries didn't have consulates in Hong Kong), to the special GBAO permit (our travel agent had never heard of) that we'd need to travel …
E : The entering of Kazakhstan was altogether a simpler affair than the leaving of Uzbekistan, though I nearly managed to get fined and/or imprisoned by opening a celebratory beer from the Chorsu bazaar; the consumption of alcohol is forbidden on trains, though in my defence, vendors were boarding at every stop and continuously hawking vodka and lager, which rather confused the issue. A finger wagging from the conductor was the extent of our penalty. ...
Again up at six and away at seven. This time we drove further than 4 minutes. More like an hour and it was a welcome stop. John and his group made scrambled eggs and lots of toast. Tasty but sloppy! Pretty cold still and we kept rugged up. I had three cups of coffee in my cup that i bought in UB. Drinking coffee from plastic mugs is horrible! Bought a wine glass too because wine and plastic not great either! The cup from IKEA!! A ...
Appalling night. Slept not much at all. The flat was absolutely stifling hot with not a breath f fresh air and then the sheets: the horrible polyester ones which hurt your skin as you toss and turn. Not many hours of sleep at all. Up at 7 and our 'hostess/owner' came ten minutes before agreed time so i missed out on a second cup of coffee. I think she was disappointed with the 2000we paid but to pay $40 which ...