Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why we travel: Insights from Uzbekistan, postcard 5

I don’t think I’ve ever pinched myself but I did cry the first time I visited Euro Disney. Why? It was as naff as I had expected but for me it was like the Taj Mahal, something momentous and I … Continue reading

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Plov, the only dish on the Silk Route. Travels on the Silk Route 4

Plov, if you are starving hungry, is probably the dish for you, Lil writes; Heaps of rice boiled in fatty stock with a few carroty bits and bobs added and a generous portion of fatty meat plonked on top.   In Uzbekistan … Continue reading

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Silk on the Silk Route. Travels from Uzbekistan 3

 Lil ponders on what to buy as a gift when travelling on the Silk Route. Silk of course. Do you remember those funny little glass domed things with an Eiffel tower inside which when you shook them looked as if … Continue reading

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Sights on the Silk Route, Uzbekistan 2. lil

Lil writes how she might have guessed that travelling with a teacher would show up her weaknesses in preparing for sightseeing.  Or even her desire to learn facts. My travelling companion would get out the guide book and study hard. … Continue reading

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Travels in Uzbekistan 1

Lil reflects on Samarkand, Uzbekistan, the Silk Route, and travelling with a companion so much more elegant than herself. This is not a journal of the silk route, Osh to Samarkand. It is the observations of a stout elderly lady … Continue reading

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