Category Archives: Uzbekistan

At last, Tashkent with Abdulla & gang

This is the man who has arranged for our Uzbek visa to be issued with little hassle. Now Mr Abdulla has even offered to shelter us for the next few days as we wait for our Kazakh visa. (Uzbekistan … … Continue reading

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Last contact with locals before Tashkent

Nuralibek is the caretaker for the mosque in Besh Yuz village. Besh Yuz meaning ‘Five Hundreds’, probably that’s the count of inhabitants the village started with. (Uzbekistan … 10.02.05 to 10.03.05) A change of transport? The donkey has been widely … Continue reading

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With English class & the Peace Corps

In hope to meet an English teacher, we popped into a highschool in Jizzak. Instead, we got more than we asked for. 3 local English teachers brought us to their English classroom with a bunch of curious & eager students … Continue reading

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Of letter and green rolling hills

Remember Azerbaijan? This is the very letter written 2 months ago & finally we have delivered it to the hands of our host in Bulungur, almost 2000km away. (Uzbekistan … 10.02.05 to 10.03.05) The recipient, Mdm Ulus, was more stunned … Continue reading

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“Kitaiski adam bar ma?”

It has been the period of the Chinese New Year and we were desperately wishing for a Chinese dinner. Almost every city we came by, we’ll pop the question “Chinese people have or not?” … (Uzbekistan … 10.02.05 to 10.03.05) … Continue reading

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Have you seen a ‘somsa’?

This day the weather turned sunny and road got better. After riding away from Navoiy city, we learnt that not many villages lie ahead. Sherali’s house together with about 30 others form a small community. As we understood, each household … Continue reading

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Coming into Uzbekistan, into the religion center of the Great Silk Road

Camels, the Great Silk Road trademark. For centuries, these animals served the lively trade route, bringing merchants across the arid land to thriving cities that to this day many still maintain their glorious days along the golden roads. For us, … Continue reading

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Changing of seasons … snow to rain

Hey ppl! We’re in Uzbekistan! Actually in a week’s time we should be reaching Tashkent, the capital. In the days that passed, we’ve cycled in snow weather but that has come to an end. Winter is leaving and Spring is … Continue reading

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