Day 136. 68km. Turkmenabat – Olot

Posted: September 14, 2015 in Cycling, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
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I am lying in my hotel in Uzbekistan with my wheelbarrow of money, exhausted. Not from today, but from the Turkmenistan dash. A 70km ride into the wind with lots of stops meant today was a slow down from the last days, and got us to within a bull’s roar of Burkhara.

Money money money

Money money money

The border crossing was harmless. After our horror Iranian border crossing, we went expecting the worst, and were greeted with smiles and efficient people. Again, we were greeted by loads of people on the road. Everywhere you go, people are lovely. It’s a thing common in the world!

In Turkmenistan they have saved money on road signs. I think I saw about 2 road signs showing directions in the whole country. Crossing into Uzbekistan, we passed a cool one. Exotic places so close!

Exotic places are near!

Exotic places are near!

  1. valerievolk says:

    Looks like Vietnamese money … only time in my life I’ve been a millionaire.

  2. Judith says:

    I loved my stay in Uzbek. I would love to give you a good Buchara tip but now I know you already passed the place 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the hammam i thought it was very special (but i was there in wintertime and needed to warm up (-10 degrees) 😉
    And never drink that much vodka!

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