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Silk Road Trip - Khiva

At 480km (285mi), the drive from Bukhara to Khiva was the longest drive on our trip. To my American readers, that might not sound like a great distance, but you haven’t seen roads like the ones we endured in the western part of Central Asia. 960 more words

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Cock-fighting in Yangiobad

“That’s a big cock,” Seth said.

“Sure is,” I replied.

“Have you ever seen one so big?”

I thought for a moment. “Nope.”

“How do you think it got so big?” he asked. 607 more words



City of Nukus is sitting on the right bank of Oxus, marking the entry point to the area between two rivers, Amudarya (or Oxus) to the west and Syrdarya to the east, called Transoxiana. 6,428 more words

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Silk Road Trip - Bukhara

Samarkand has a dry climate, but when we rolled out of the city and headed westward toward Bukhara, we departed from the relatively fertile land at the feet of the mountains and sped out into the truly arid Kyzylkum desert. 714 more words

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News from Limbo

I was going to say that the next time you’re in Uzbekistan you should stop into the Book Café and read my book, but I think you should delay that trip. 244 more words