Unfortunately, I’m only going to be able to post the above photo for now. The rest of the documentation from today’s adventures will have to wait until tomorrow. I’ve only now just gotten back from an evening spent with some Uzbek big wigs, and it’s too late to go through the photos before my early morning train tomorrow.
To make a long story short, I went to a produce market, and spent the afternoon at a hammam today. In the evening, I somehow met a group of former Kazakh weightlifters, and enjoyed the evening with them. One of them has invited me to dinner in Tashkent sometime in the next couple of days, so I look forward to taking him up on his offer.
I’m headed back to Tashkent tomorrow morning, and I have to say that I’m more than a little bit sorry to leave this town. At first, I didn’t think that I would find much to interest me here, but I have grown to really enjoy the place. I’ll be sorry to leave, and especially sorry to head back to Tashkent.
I’ll have more in my post tomorrow, so check back then!