Beers in Buchoro
A hot day in the sun, a wind that felt like a hairdryer and a wave goodbye to Turkmenistan and a loud ‘hello’ to Uzbekistan! Well, that was the plan. The 40km ride to the border went well. The border opened and things continued to go, well, slowly. With a 100km still to go, the riders were getting ‘antsy’ waiting for their documents to be cleared and stamped! A slow and bumpy ride into Buchoro meant that those that chose to ride in the afternoon beat the trucks to the city but nobody seemed to mind; friendly people, beers, kebabs, outdoor restaurants and a great touristy atmosphere. Smiling, waving and cheering made the riders feel instantly like celebrities and so very welcome! The Uzbeki people we have been around so far have been so friendly and so happy to have us. In two days we arrive in Samarkand where there will be not one…but two days to relax, unwind and enjoy some sightseeing and say goodbye to a couple more of our sectional riders that are leaving us!