48 degrees and rising July 14th 2008 I'm glad I prefer the heat to the cold, as it's boiling here!!! It's dry heat though, so I'm not actually feeling it that much, but a couple of people in my group are struggling. I am now travelling with 1 Canadian, 2 Irish and a fellow Aussie. The combination of all our different accents and slang is amusing us, although confusing our tour guide at times!
After leaving the capital, we flew to ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Khiva 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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