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 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
Meh... readers beware. I originally started this log to keep my mother up to date during a longer trip, but I quickly realized I wasn't about to waste my precious time off by sitting in some shady Internet café updating a blog nobody will read anyway. Nowadays it is more of a personal nostalgia and ego thing, but by all means, feel free to enjoy the speculations and hybris which will no doubt get reality checked soon enough.
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