I woke reasonably early but took my time getting ready, my explorations in the morning took me in search of the all allusive postcard, having not seen a single one on my travels in Central Asia so far I wasn’t holding my breath. I looked in all the likely shops including a large supermarket, my … More Off to Uzbekistan
After a much required lie in I spent most of the morning sorting my stuff out and planning some more for Uzbekistan and how to get there. At about 12 I went for lunch and then onto the Uzbek Embassy for 1430 (it opens at 1500). When I arrived there was already dozens of people … More More fun at the Uzbekistan Embassy
(This post wasnt published due to poor wifi, it fits in sequencially between ‘Visa fun’ and ‘Bishkek to the border’) I gave myself a lie in until 0800 and then walked a few blocks to one of the main roads to catch a bus which would take me to the long distance bus terminal. I … More Kyrgyzstan hospitality
Having failed to get an Uzbekistan visa in the UK my sole goal today was to get one today, or at least apply for one. I had read to get there early because there is a sheet where you write your name down and get served in order. My alarm went off at 0630 and … More Visa fun..
Having arrived in Newiba just after 0100 (Egyptian time) we (the 8 tourists) were escorted off the ferry first albeit without our passports we were then walked across to the arrivals terminal, shepherded through security to the visa desk. Unfortunately Emily and I had taken the word of a Jordanian travel rep who said we … More Nuweiba to Cairo
Our flight left at 0315 this morning, thankfully we left plenty of time as we had a full search of our taxi on arrival at the airport and then had to go through a full security check before checking in. The check in however was straight forward and we bought a drink with the last … More Travelling to Amman
A lie in, the first of the trip, set the foundations for the rest of the day. We got coffee and pastries for breakfast and having exhausted Bissau of entertainment value we caught a minibus then a taxi to a town called Qinhamel, about 35km outside the city. The town was little more than a … More The ‘beach’