Bukhara, like Samarkand had many very old, Indiana Jones style buildings and streets to wander. Here are some of my favorite images from the city.
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The black market is the best place to get the best rate for USD in Uzbekistan.
Samarkand, an ancient city in Uzbekistan has some amazing buildings that date back over 500 years old. Here are some of my favorite images from the city
We learned that if you pay the right guard near the Registan in Samarkand that he would let you climb the Minaret.
After cycling 6000 km across China without meeting any other cyclists on the road (except the Koons brothers who were heading home) we were starting to wonder if we were the only ones out there. It turns out that they were all in Central Asia. As mentioned in a previous post we met the Belgian […]
It was no more than 12 hours into Uzbekistan before we were invited into a strangers home to stay the night. I caught some of this on video.
If there were any doubts about our choice not to ride from Bukhara, Uzbekistan to Aktau, Kazakhstan they have now been quelled after I just read Leon’s blog. Leon rode with us from Osh, Kyrgyzstan to Bukhara Kazakhstan and decided there to continue through the seering heat. Here is his latest entry which is well […]
In todays digital age it has been extremely easy to bring you digital photos from our trip virtually as they happen, but imagine a trip where the memories you bring back are more than files on a small piece of plastic. This is exactly what our friend Taka does. We first met Taka in Bishkek, […]
By now you would have read the post about our adventure from Bukhara back to Aktau, Kazakhstan. This is what the first train was like.
It was all well and good deciding to skip the Uzbek and Kazakh deserts and the accompanying 45-degree furnace. We still had the problem of getting three cyclists, bikes and bags all the way from Bukara to the port of Aktau in Kazakhstan. In this part of the world at least, the machinations of getting […]
A lot has happened since I last wrote a post about our route. Previously we had planned to cycle the majority of Kazakhstan. This idea was put to bed after a long conversation about visas, road conditions and sightseeing with David from Stan Tours. As you know since then we have cycled through Kyrgyzstan and […]