To the Afghan border Uzbek
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We got off the train in the dreadful heat some 13 hours after the experience began. Once again every official we passed in the next 200 meters wanted to check our passports, registrations, visas, “where are you from? What are you doing here?”
We hired a taxi driver who picked up some girl in the street who could speak English to translate what we needed. So we got a tour of the town. The driver showed us the bank, the police station and two hotels. We eventually got driven to a mosque that just happened to be right on the border with
One day was enough for us in Termiz, so the next day we decide to go back to civilization in
This gave us a chance to get some domestic chores completed prior to leaving the next evening for
We collected a couple of souvenirs with the money we had left over rather than go to a bank to be told “sorry we have no money.
At we caught a taxi to the airport, in readiness for our departure to
One weird habit they seem to have at the airport is that outside the doors to the departures, everyone gets their bags completed wrapped up in either tape, brown paper bag or shrink wrap so that you have this big plastic ball as luggage. It looks strange seeing all the brown paper bags coming out of the luggage collection area. Also the planes have their own parking lot. So you board a bus and get driven around the airport tarmac until you find your plane. We happened to drive past all the good looking capable planes and got dropped off at the end of the tarmac and boarded what can only be described as an ordinary looking aircraft, whose interior resembled a night club after closing time.