Uzbekistan Gallery Uploaded

Well, it only took 6 weeks this time, but the 2008 03 Uzbekistan Gallery has been uploaded.

We flew into Tashkent and took the train down to Karshi the next day to hang out with family.

The next day we ambled up to Navoi to see Malika’s (Guli’s youngest sister) family and their place.

We went to Nurata Chashma, which is a spring near the remains of one of Alexander the Great’s forts. It was pretty crumbly.

From there, we headed up to Moynaq via Bukhara, some empty desert with super-bad roads and a small but loud mechanical difficulty, but easily repaired; and into Khiva overnight before we could get up to the nowhere that is Moynaq, an old Aral Sea fishing village that isn’t doing so well now that the Aral Sea is drying up and is 60km (?) or so away.

From there, we went back to Khiva via…some other places we hadn’t gone through on the way up there. There were some directional malfunctions.

In Khiva we wandered through the Old Town, which is not just museums and tourist knick-knack shops, but still a functional residential area.

From there, we went back to Karshi for a few days before heading back up to Tashkent prior to flying out. We went to the zoo and saw an old friend or two.

And then we had to leave. Bleh. Check out the 2008 03 Uzbekistan Gallery!

3 Responses to “Uzbekistan Gallery Uploaded”

  1. Robert Says:


  2. AlpineBob Says:

    I was just curious to read Shelly’s Ozymandias again, but there was this little link at the bottom page saying “for information about the Real Ozymandias clink this link and then there were links to unreal and other and such and suddenly I found myself reaading your blog in 2003. Strangely, I couldn’t tear myself away. Really! Unfortunately I found it fascinating, dammit, so the fact that I’ve been reading for 4 hours and it is now 4 am and I’m been dead tired a while now is only just kind of registering. You haven’t posted here in a while, I guess, so I hope your life is so full of mundane days of cutting grass that posting about it seems too boring.

  3. Robert Says:

    Nah, still out and about, with no grass to mow. I got pretty far behind with the writing, particularly as I took more and more pictures, trying to decide how to integrate them both…and I really just never did. :)

    Thanks for the compliment though, it’s much appreciated.

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