Fast and Furious out of Uzbekistan

Osh (Kyrgyzstan), 02.06.2013

Exhausted from the previous day we overslept, and then it took us ages to do some urgent stuff online, the WiFi was soooo slow. We left the hotel late, and tried to get some cash from various ATMs in big hotels, that we were told would work. None of them did. Also, the gas stations in Tashkent, if open at all, have no diesel. So we headed out of town, to drive 390 km to the border in Fergana that the border police in Dasoguz had indicated us as the best one in the area. Initially we drove normally, avoiding potholes and Daewoo Matiz’ that don’t know where to go. But as also yesterday, the longer we drove, the longer those 390 km seemed to become. Continue reading “Fast and Furious out of Uzbekistan”

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Stuck Between Borders

Dasoguz (Turkmenistan), 28.05.2013

As you can see, we write this post from the same place as the day before. The border crossing didn’t work. We left the hotel early and arrived at the border at exactly 09:00. We were the first car to be let through, the Turkmen officers were friendly, and we knew we would have to get all our stuff out of the car. We unpacked, got 36 items through the X-ray scanner and then the car was thoroughly checked by the friendly young customs agents. Continue reading “Stuck Between Borders”