Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent

Tashkent (Uzbekistan), 01.06.2013

The display told us it is 40 degrees Celsius hot, sweat was running down our bodies in rivers, there was no wind on the little square in front of the hotel. Only someone stupid would get into the car now and leave a place of such a magic like Bukhara. Or in a rush. We had woken up in the very charming hotel Komil, built around several courtyards and hidden behind a big wooden portal, decorated with engravings, separating it from the shabby and dusty road. Breakfast was served in an amazing room with high ceilings and walls completely decorated with frescoes and ornaments, a mix of geometrical and floral designs. You eat almost more with your eyes admiring the many panels on the walls or the wooden bars of the ceiling, then tasting the great food. Continue reading “Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent”

Uzbekistan

Bukhara (Uzbekistan), 31.05.2013

Somehow we ended up in the wrong movie today, can someone please change it back to the positive, energetic, funny one?

Our day started early, we had to pack the car, buy diesel and food, and be at the border before 09:00. At the gas station the guy didn’t want to fill our extra tanks, and my nerves were so tense I smashed a tank on the car. Fortunately Helena had more patience and we got our diesel. We read that in Uzbekistan fuel is scarce and want to take no risks since we only got three days in the country with a transit visa, and have to drive approx. 1.300 km, more then the autonomy of the Range Rover incl. tanks. Continue reading “Uzbekistan”

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