Tuesday, 11 September 2012

from Samarkand to Tashkent

we went by bike to the railwaystation. 8 km with an avs of 15km/h. amazing ! :-) at 11:20 we started by train, which was comfortable. at 3pm we arrived in Tashkent and searched for an accommodation. some taxidrivers recommended the Hotel Grand ISt, which is very new and not to expensive for a capital city. there were two guys from Switzerland, Andreas and Dominik. they came by car quite the same way as us to UZ. craty stories :-)

Chinese embassy was closed, so we walked a little bit through the city. we asked several travelagencies if they could organize a Chinese visa, but no chance. we stopped at a cafe, which offered delicious European cakes and coffee . so yummy :-)
we needed some Som and we knew from the Swiss guys that at the local bazar some ladies are changing money. was easy going :-)
after Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand
we were tired of sight-seeing, so we made some researches for the next steps on our trip.

Chinese embassy was still closed. we decided not to stay longer in Tashkent.
after lunch we walked to the cafe with the delicious coffee and cake.
after some research we went to the Italian restaurant, where we have been yesterday and had a delicious lasagne and raviolis. so yummy :-)

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