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November 5th, 2006 | categorizilation: all categories,Tajikistan

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Right’o then. Off I go. In the direction of Penjikent, the last major town in Tajikistan before the Uzbekistan border. My Uzbek visa starts on the 10th of November, so I’ve got heaps of time to get myself over the 3300m Anzob pass (Dushanbe – my present location - is at 900m) and across the 260km to Penjikent.

I hope that there is internet access in Penjikent, but you never know in Tajikistan…therefore, my next update could either be from Penjikent (3-4 days time), or from Samarkand – famous Silk Road city - in Uzbekistan, which would be 8-10 days from today.

Take care, and why not bike to work today?

Random Dushanbe pics:

Sunset over Dushanbe, Tajikistan / ドウシャンベ市の夕焼け(タジキスタン)

A random deserted square/monument/gathering place in the hills of Dushanbe, Tajikistan / ドウシャンベ市の近くにある広場(タジキスタン)

The road in some hills skirting Dushanbe, Tajikistan / ドウシャンベ市の周りの道路(タジキスタン)

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Comment by Dad — November 5, 2006 @ 8:54 pm | post a comment


Have a great time on the next leg – I love the photos and will look forward to the next exciting installment,


Comment by achim — November 6, 2006 @ 3:14 am | post a comment

Hi Rob, great photos and funny stories. I bet there is internet in penjikent, it seemed so when i googled it. To know people in uzbekistan, there is this thing called "hospitalityclub.org" where you can contact people at anykind of places in the world. Good luck for the anzob pass.


Comment by Aunty Les — November 6, 2006 @ 1:18 pm | post a comment

I hope you feel rested and back to full health and strength for the next leg of your journey. I was looking at an atlas the other day and wondered if your route passed through Samarkand. My only piece of advice for this next bit of bibking is to keep your digital camera attached to your person at all times!

Comment by matt — November 6, 2006 @ 5:47 pm | post a comment

cant wait to see some of those vertical panoramics rob! in the mean time i will keep on practicing…

Comment by matt — November 6, 2006 @ 5:48 pm | post a comment

oh! and maybe if you ride naked they might not stare at your bike so much…

Comment by Rob Thomson — November 8, 2006 @ 11:04 pm | post a comment

Achim, my thanks is much belated. I received an email from Schwalbe recently, with an offer to help out with my trip. Apparently you emailed them? Thank you for letting them know about my trip. I'll be swinging by their headquaters in Germany for a new set of tyres, thanks to you!

Comment by Rob Thomson — November 8, 2006 @ 11:07 pm | post a comment

Matt, if it wasn't getting so chilly, I might just have tried your suggestion.

Comment by Aunty Jenny — November 8, 2006 @ 11:51 pm | post a comment

Great pics Rob. Looking forward to reading the next exciting update.

Comment by Rob Thomson — November 9, 2006 @ 12:52 am | post a comment

Aunty Jenny, if you're still online, you may see some updates in about two hours…

Comment by Uncle Peter — November 9, 2006 @ 3:08 am | post a comment

Not many of us work on Sundays, even November 5th. Is "motorbike" OK? We do a bit of that here.

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