Tag «Uzbekistan»

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#DAY33 #MONGOLRALLY2017 263 miles (4.47384 x e^-11 light years for who cares) #Shaharisabz to #Dushanbe It’s time to cross another border. Today we have to sadly leave Uzbekistan with all its historical beauties, and head towards the first wild part of the rally: the Pamirs. It’s not a short drive, and there’s a border crossing …

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#DAY32 #MONGOLRALLY2017 67 (a bunch of kms for whoever) #Samarkand to #Shaharisabz Probably one day to see Samarkhand it’s not enough, imagine less than one. The reader might have familiarised with the fact that making squeezed plans for historical sightseeing is our favourite hobby, but this time is quite hard: Bibi Khanum – Bazar – …

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#DAY31 #MONGOLRALLY2017 181 miles #Bukhara to #Samarkand The plan is to have a look around in the morning to what’s left to see in Bukhara, and then quietly drive to Samarkand, in order to arrive there around 6 pm, so that we can have time to see a little bit of Samarkand as well. Char …

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#DAY30 #MONGOLRALLY2017 293 miles #Khiva to #Bukhara Transition day. We go from Khiva to Bukhara, following the Silk Road, without any other historic-cultural stop this time. Nothing worth mentioning along the way (luckily), just the same old Uzbek roads hitting Jelly Belly every now and then. We arrive in Bukhara around 3pm, where it is …

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#DAY29 #MONGOLRALLY2017 6.4 miles on foot (10.3 kms for the metric-civilised world) #Khiva to #Khiva Fortunately, this day is one of those days. After some days spent pushing, shoveling, cracking and jumping in the car, we go for our favourite hobby: strolling around a historical city, doing basically nothing and resting. Jelly Belly needs some …

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#DAY28 #MONGOLRALLY2017 245 miles (394.289 kms for the metric-civilised world) #Nukus to #Khiva It’s half Mongol Rally today, at least in terms of time. Considering miles, we passed that bit quite a while ago. The way from Nukus to Khiva offers the opportunity to see some pretty old fortresses, which are locally called “kala” or …

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#DAY27 #MONGOLRALLY2017 286 miles #Nukus to #Munyak (and back) The way a panda rest after two troubled days like the ones we had is to drive 286 miles to the Aral sea (or what is left of it) to see a couple of rusty shipwrecks in the middle of the desert. Before leaving, we have …