A taste of Tashkent July 9th 2008 I am now in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan and starting to feel like I'm functioning normally again after a week of madness. I have been suffering from a severe lack of sleep - partly my fault as I decided to have a big night (or two) in Bangkok over the weekend, but also because I was stressed about whether I was really going to be able to get my Uzbek visa processed in one day in Bangkok as ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Tashkent 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
"Never make a home in a place, make a home for yourself in your mind. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memories, friends, love and learning. That way it will go with you wherever you journey"
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