Bukhara and Khiva, Stories of the Silk Road October 10th 2009 This entry is longer than usual, since we will be crossing the border into Tukmenistan tomorrow, where internet is not available, and supposedly hotel rooms for foreigners are wired.
It is harvest season. Heading to Bukhara on bumpy roads (which used to be smooth highways back in Soviet times), women in traditional dresses work diligently in dark brown fields sprinkled with snow balls. Cotton i ... 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
Everyone has a travel bug, and most of the time it lays dormant. Mine was fully grown after the first round the world two years ago. Now it's hungry. A serious dose of roaming foreign lands is needed. 9 countries in 75 days (The World Trip Map). Looking forward to the trek.
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