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Hitchhiking in Uzbekistan: road stories #19 – from Samarkand to Tashkent

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Introducing the 19th edition of our travelogue covering our journey in Uzbekistan from Samarkand to Tashkent. Featuring accommodation highs, hanging out with some really cool senior citizens (when did we get so old?) and exploring one of the silk road’s gems

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Hitchhiking in Uzbekistan: road stories #18 – from Shahrisabz to Samarkand

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Welcome to the 18th update of our travelogue filling in all the goings on in our journey in Uzbekistan from Shahrisabz to Samarkand. The first shock was a city in chaos and a hostel that most definitely didn’t exist. A guardian angel helped us find a bed, however, and we set out to explore the rubble. And what to do if a guy insists on paying for a taxi …

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Hitchhiking in Uzbekistan: road stories #17 – from Bukhara to Shahrisabz

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Welcome to the 17th edition of our travelogue keeping you updated on our journey in Uzbekistan from Bukhara to Shahrisabz. We arrived in Bukhara hostless and lost but soon fell in love with Uzbekistan’s most beautiful city. Also, a hitchhike with a twist as we meet unimaginable kindness …

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Hitchhiking in Uzbekistan: road stories #16 – from Urgench to Bukhara

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Welcome to the 16th edition of our travelogue filling you in on our journey in Uzbekistan from Urgench to Bukhara. Urgench, whilst not the prettiest of cities, was our gateway to the gems of the Silk Road. Join us as we visit the magical Khiva, get schooled at ping-pong and get drunk with an Uzbek grandfather. After all this, we hit the road to Bukhara via a bad drop off and a roadside pony just waiting to be ridden. Interested? Then read on …

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Guest Post: Hitchhiking in the land of dragons – Bali – by Rich McCulloch (therichmikehitchhike)

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In this week’s guest post…we join one of our favourite story-tellers Rich McCulloch (and of course his friend Mike) as they hitch-hike on the island of Bali. So, join Rich experiencing what it’s like hitchhiking in the land of dragons, singing some Mambo No.5 and posing the burning question, what is in the back of Ketuk’s truck??? …

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Hitchhiking in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan: road stories #14 – from Konye-Urgench to Nukus

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Introducing the 14th part of our Travelogue charting our stay in an unexpected place in Konye-Urgench, our experiences crossing the Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan border and our first experiences in the 4th country on our travels, where we encounter a friendly stranger and make our first foray into changing the impossibly numerous Uzbek sum

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Hitchhiking in Iran & Turkmenistan: road stories #12 – from Mashhad to Ashgabat

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Sit back and enjoy the 12th part of our Travelogue recording our stay in Iran’s holiest city Mashhad, where we partied like it was Iranian New Year (Nowruz) and our fateful decision to camp close to the border of Turkmenistan. Have you ever wondered what its like to pack up a tent in a hail storm? Also, featuring our attempt to get across the Turkmen frontier and on the capital of this strange and mysterious land …

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