Uzbekistan has the most beautiful architecture we have seen on the ancient Silk Road. For some reason, Aladdin’s theme song got stuck in my head. So I made this video.
Uzbekistan reminded me in many ways of my home country Zimbabwe, a land of incomprehensible procedures, corrupt police and worthless money.
Frequent fuel shortages make filling the tank a real challenge in Uzbekistan. Black market petrol traders almost destroyed our beloved car.
Sheep ass is a delicacy in central Asia, and its fat meat seems to turn up in the most unexpected places. Beware, the following list is for the adventurous only.
Kyrgyzstan is a country of hospitable people and stunning landscapes. Our favourite place would have to be Song Kol, a lake lost in the Kyrgyz mountains.
We had a few more encounters with the Kazakh police. Each time, we were amazed at how imaginative they can be when it comes to charging you with something.
We spent Kyrgyzstan’s independence day at the Hippodrome for the Buzkashi finals, a central Asian version of polo… played with a headless goat carcass instead of a ball.