Category Archives: 烏茲別克 Uzbekistan

第二百八十四天: 烏茲別克的醜陋

烏茲別克的建築物確是美

烏茲別克,多麼動聽的名字,多麼共產和簡陋的國度,所有東西都是僅僅勉強地可使用,街燈行人隧道建築物的外和內都冷冰冰的,有時更帶點恐怖成分。我們在首都塔什幹 (Tashkent) 的東道主 (host) 之家則是最佳例證:小小的房子有客廳/睡房、洗手間、廚房三部份。洗手間沒有水龍頭,要刷牙請到廚房去。牆壁甚是疲倦、殘破不堪的,微黃的客廳燈,再配一個共產典範的冰箱… 所有東西都無美感可言,卻每件都不負眾望地發揮所長,回到原始時代的功能性勝過外觀。 Continued 繼續看…

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Day 282: Ready to leave Uz

Intricate mosaic work at the avenue of mausoleums – the finest of the Islamic world

Today must be the low point for me in Uzbekistan. Yes Samarkand is impressive… but the city lacks the small town feel of Bukhara and Khiva. And infrastructure is… well, not so friendly. Watched 3 buses pass by the station without stopping, WTF? Continued 繼續看…

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第二百七十七天: 天下無賊?!

最後一章,絲綢之路,我們沒有普普通通的過日子,這一段挑戰重重、高潮迭起,才記起天下之大,須學習的仍不少。九個月來的磨練,我才不要被區區一個烏茲別克打垮! Continued 繼續看…

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Day 277: Train to Khiva

The restored main gate of the city of Khiva

Whoaa Khiva! A superbly preserved & restored Silk Road city. The moment we stepped foot within the city’s fortress-like mud walls, I must’ve droped my jaw like many ancient merchants did when they first arrived, having hauled for days through the desert. You don’t need much imagination to feel Khiva’s glorious past, much of which still shimmers.

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Day 276: A country run dry

Not your everyday gas station

Getting around Uzbek at times feels like traveling to the end of the world. There seems to be fuel shortage here – some petrol stations are empty and deserted, some have hundreds of cars lining up outside. What a huge difference: in Turkmenistan they have gas burning to waste, in Uzbek the gas stations have run dry. And they’re neighbours.

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Day 275: Arriving on the Silk Road

Mir-i-Arab Medressa, Bukhara

Uzbekistan! Finally, after the most corrupt chain of taxi drivers at yesterday’s border who cheated us and stopped us from hitching rides with trustworthy Irani trucks. Continued 繼續看…

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