Friday, July 17, 2009
Its been a while since I've got a chance to update the blog, but the following passages are of some of the craziest times since starting the tour..... So to begin where I left off. As soon as I had the Kyrgyzstan visa pasted into my passport, I was pedalling fast and hard out of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan and towards the Kyrgyzstan border near Osh. My Uzbek visa finishes on the 26-6-09 and its a 400KM uphill run to the border. All things considered, we're tight on time but we're doing ok. The heat is crazy in Tashkent but it would be worst in Samarkand and Bukhara. Khiva would be just unbearable now. And as for the Karakum desert, surely even the camels must be discussing the pros and cons of migration.