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Eye in the sky

The route from Bangkok to Tashkent passes some spectacular mountain ranges.
Landlocked and thirsty

July 26th 2005
After a restless night I am finally allowed to get up and pack for my early flight to Tashkent. The hotel provides a shuttle bus and drops me off at the proper airline counter, not exactly what I had imagined likely for Uzbekistan Airways. Check in is rapid, not too many travellers about, but my lacking a proper visa raises some questions. I explain and show to the clerk and two embassy affiliated ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Tashkent

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
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