First teahouse in Uzbekistan
Amu Darya, riverbed of the dying Aral Sea
Khiva at dawn
Tiled Kalta Minor Minaret, Khiva
Overlooking Khiva from Oq Shihbobo Bastion
Into the light archways of Tosh-Hovli Palace
Desert daze, lunch under tarp, Kyzylkum
Happy Krista just before food poisoning struck
Meeting other world–cyclists in Bukhara
Sellers set up outside Bukhara’s medressas
Early morning in empty Kalon Mosque, Bukhara
Kalon Mosque, Bukhara
Painted woodwork ceiling of harem, Khiva
Locked entrance to Bolo-Hauz Mosque, Bukhara
Bazaar tunnels, Bukhara
Kids at the west gate of Khiva
Bolo-Hauz Mosque, Bukhara
Bike-master friend Said, who helped us buy spares
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June 2009
Beleaguered by 45 degree heat, three blowouts and a bad belly in the Kyzylkum desert, we made tracks across Uzbekistan. We broke our record for the longest day in the saddle – riding 195 kilometres in just over nine hours to reach a stunning desert city.
Having clocked over 6000 kilometres, we felt more strength and momentum as we got closer to our goal.
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