Traveller in Tashkent

​I arrived in Shymkent (the nearest city to the Uzbek border) at 0630 and near!my straight away found a shared taxi to take me to the crossing, it took just over two hours and cost me about £4 although when we arrived at the border the woman who drove us started asking for more money … Continue reading Traveller in Tashkent

Off to Uzbekistan

​I woke reasonably early but took my time getting ready, my explorations in the morning took me in search of the all allusive postcard, having not seen a single one on my travels in Central Asia so far I wasn't holding my breath. I looked in all the likely shops including a large supermarket, my … Continue reading Off to Uzbekistan

More fun at the Uzbekistan Embassy

​After a much required lie in I spent most of the morning sorting my stuff out and planning some more for Uzbekistan and how to get there. At about 12 I went for lunch and then onto the Uzbek Embassy for 1430 (it opens at 1500). When I arrived there was already dozens of people … Continue reading More fun at the Uzbekistan Embassy