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Melenie joins the Military  

Melenie joins the Military

To Samarkand - Capital of the Romantic Silk Road

May 2nd 2007
We woke up bright and early to catch a shared taxi to Samarkand - our next stop on the trip. Uzbekistan has this super-convenient means of traveling between cities - shared taxis. All you do is turn up and the shared taxi stand, fight through the rabble of taxi drivers that swarm you because you're a tourist, and then negotiate a price per seat in a taxi going to your city of choice. The nice thi ... read more
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Uzbekistani Flag Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more
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