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Samarkand City of Timur - May 14, 2014
After hot drive, all the drives are hot, arrived in Samarkand, no sign of an old city, modern wide streets lined with apartment blocks, shops and sports stadiums. Where is the legendary city of...
Not so much a town more a museum. - May 7, 2014
Through the border with the minimum of fuss, lots of checking and stamping but no hassle. Goodbye to our Turkmen guide and hello to our Uzbek guide. Straight away there is a change, the irrigati...
Bureaucracy in Disneyland - May 4, 2014
There is no old centre in Ashgabat the city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1948 and two thirds of the population died. In 1991 when Turkmenistan separated, from the Soviet Union, the leader o...