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I am in Uzbekistan!

Tashkent: a good intro to Uzbekistan

January 25th 2014
I cycled from the Kazakh border to downtown Tashkent. I had to stop at a few checkpoints and policemen asked to see my passport several times, more out of curiosity than anything else. I ended up sliding a copy of my passport on top of the bag attached to my handlebar so that every time a cop or a guard asked for my ID, I would simply point at the copy. Most of the time they would say “ohhh Fren ... 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
25th January 2014

This is beautiful!
26th January 2014

Wait until you see Samarkand!!
Uzbek architecture is spectacular. Probably the highlight of my trip there

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