A DAY IN TASHKENT
There isn’t a huge amount to do here and the main attraction was closed so I was fairly limited. Took the the opportunity to meet up with Bec who I met on the train LINK from Khiva to Bukhara.
THE DIAZEPAM DIDN’T KICK IN UNTIL WE LANDED
I had plov for the first time since Azerbaijan and it was superb. It goes to show how different food can be in different regions.
WHERE IS TASHKENT?
Met Bec and his buddy around 6 and headed to what is probably one of the best restos in Tashkent, Qanotchi. Bit of a contrast paying £1.50 for a meal and then £20 but for what we had it was phenomenal! It was by far the best meal of the holiday and I was sure not to stop until I had the meat sweats!
There was time to hit up their favourite shisha bar for a bit of chocolate cake and lemon green tea. If you think tea and coffee is popular at home you would be right but that’s a recent phenomenon. This part of the world however has been crazy for tea and coffee for thousands of years, a sub for alcohol I’d imagine.
- The Silk Road helped to create trade and commerce between a number of different kingdoms.
- It was named the Silk Road as one of the major products traded was silk cloth.
- Apart from silk, products traded were generally expensive such as spices, ivory and gold.
- Merchants travelled in large caravans in groups for protection.
On the plane I was sat between two of the biggest guys I have seen and decided to take the last diazepam I had. I’ve been travelling with it for I don’t know how long and thought it would be the perfect time. Low and behold it done nothing until we landed and all of a sudden I felt my eyes drop!! No time for sleep as I am dying for my favourite beer, Chang!
Amazing architecture and friendly people, two things that are important to me when travelling!
A chill day in Bangkok and then Bhutan. Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This post is part of the Central Asia Series, click to explore or for episode 1 click here.
To watch the video of my trip, head to my highlights on my Instagram.
- Have you been to Turkmenistan, what was your experience like?
- Did you try the food and explore the old town?
- What is your favourite thing to do
- Would you return?
- Did you like the locals?
- Did you have any negative experiences?
- Where did you stay?
- Can you recommend anything else to do?
Let me know in the comments below . . .