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Day 158 (Uzbekistan): Gorkiy - Tashkent (back to Tashkent in car)

First off, thanks so much for all the comments over the last few days. Keep them coming … through the commentary function of th website or through email. It is always a big boost …

Second, some of you have asked whether it is OK to pass on the website. Yes, it is. Spread the word if you want to. The more readers, the merrier.

Otherwise, not much to report. I got up late. Slept. Still catching up with exhaustion, but feeling much better already. None of the headaches of the last few days … things are looking up. After heading out from Gorskiy, I spent some time updating the website in Kokand before being picked up by Islam and a friend who happened to be doing business in the Fergana Valley and so could give me a ride back. It was good to see the route again - especially heading up this time where because of road conditions, I really couldn’t see much of the surrounding terrain. It was beautiful and dramatic (I did catch a glimpse of that) and the road on the other side just as bad when going downhill. Dozed of peacefully at Islam’s house after the 4-hour ride.

As there are no pictures of the day, maybe this comparison may be interesting - though also to some degree scary. I just revisited the pictures of Day 1 earlier today with Sherzod.

Then …

… and now …

But just to allay any concerns, I am doing fine. And I now almost feel I was pretty chubby back then (granted this was after staying in bed with a virus infection for six weeks).


1 Jess { 08.31.08 at 5:28 pm }

Please…do me a favor & go eat something!!! ;)

2 Hamideh { 09.02.08 at 6:46 pm }

Right now I read about your illness! with thanks God, you have written you are better now! that’s very good news.
Whenever you get ill (and I hope it never ever happen more!),please do a favor and inform us! perhaps we could help you.Although a close examination is much more better, I think in your way, you may don’t come across to a doctor! So we are ready to help you as a doctor like friends!
Viel Erfolg!

P.S: you have my email in yahoo and if it’s necessery I’ll send you my address in gmail.We could be in touch in yahoo messenger or google talk.

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