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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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Post card from Uzbekistan, following the silk route. Lil

What tales we have to tell! Our onward flight from Istanbul to Osh (Kyrgistan) was cancelled so we had to wait for the next one. We were therefore forced to stay for 2 days in Istanbul courtesy of Turkish Airlines … Continue reading

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