Karakalpakstan - in the shadow of a disappearing sea

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June 28th 2007
Published: June 28th 2007
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After having left Turkmenistan, I found myself in a quite deserted spot in Uzbekistan: Konye Urgench in the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan, which covers the North Western part of the country. Its capital is Nukus, a quite unimpressive town with an extraordinary art museum and an omnipresent heritage of the Soviet Union. The city was an outpost of the Union where biological warfare was deve... Read Full Entry

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28th June 2007

sad pictures
What a contrast between turkmenistan (and its incredible building dedicated to the glory of one man) and the aral sea (which seems very.... empty). I loved your picture in Turkmenistan clothes, very fun (like the beautiful pictures of the WC, you do not need to travel so far to see that, believe me). Perhaps I am wrong but you know, you seem "older" on the pictures. Travelling and discovering the world change people (in the good way).
29th June 2007

it's very real isn't it :)
Hey! Well, as I read your adventures, it's really after your taste, isn't it? Real and rough! I'm happy for you and thanks for your post card :)!
2nd July 2010

shared experience
the picture of the toilet brings back memories. That is one of the better toilets in Nukus! I also enjoyed the Art gallery. I think I must have been the only person in the entire gallery and so I had a security lady watching my every move throughout the building...Good times!
31st October 2010

nice toilette
While surfing in the net, I hit on your blog...Started laughing loud as I saw your toilett-pics in Hotel Tashkent. In February 2007 I 've almost made the same picture....:-P http://img229.imageshack.us/i/img0809o.jpg/ just mirror-invertred..

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