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Uzbekistan: Samarkand to Tajikistan: Hisor – 10th to 17th Jul 2017

Uzbekistan: Samarkand to Tajikistan: Hisor – 10th to 17th Jul 2017

  Monday 10th July – Samarkand to Urtakishiak Distance: 40.01 km Total Distance: 14696.57 km Today we have a late start. We’re waiting for laundry, we publish the blog and Daz has to fix a flat tyre. The tube has two 1 cm slits – bizarre. Perhaps it exploded in the heat. It’s pretty unremarkable riding out of Samarkand but we stop for a great lunch. Out in the fields the locals are harvesting onions so we stop to help!…

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Uzbekistan: Nukus to Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent – 21st Jun to 9th Jul 2017

Uzbekistan: Nukus to Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent – 21st Jun to 9th Jul 2017

Wednesday 21st June – Nukus to Chilpyk (Bashnya Molchaniya) Distance: 54.99 km Total Distance: 14089.97 km This morning my Va-va-vroom just ain’t there. I feel absolutely shattered and I desperately want to sleep but breakfast calls. We’ve already decided where we’re camping tonight and it’s only 50km so after breakfast we hit the Number 1 (actually the only one according to Trip Advisor ) venue of Nukus. Few Museums in the Republic of Uzbekistan can boast of such a unique…

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Uzbekistan: Beyneu to Nukus and the Aral Sea – 18th to 20th Jun 2017

Uzbekistan: Beyneu to Nukus and the Aral Sea – 18th to 20th Jun 2017

  Sunday 18th June – Beyneu to Nukus Distance: 6.19 km Total Distance: 14034.98 km We were rudely awoken at 1am by our hotel proprietor, Murat. It gave us both a hell of a scare, thinking we’d overslept and missed our train but it was just minutes before our alarm. Shower, pack and out the door. We’re at the train station at 1.20am (yup we’ve got this routine down to a fine art). At the station we need to work…

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