We took the quieter of the two roads out of the city. It took a while to clear Tashkent but once we did it was pleasant enough riding through rich farmland. Wheat, maize and of course the ubiquitous cotton. Uzbekistan is the second largest exporte [...]
Uzbekistan calls itself the sunny country with more than 270 sunny days per year. It could equally be called the dry country. 70% of the country is desert and the rest doesn’t get much more rain. In 2005 the country had a water deficit of 2, [...]
We’d only been in Uzbekistan for 4 hours and already we’d been given lunch, a watermelon, some toilet roll, 2 bottles of water, and a bottle of coke. The generosity started within a few kilometres of crossing the border. Some farm work [...]