Monthly Archives: January 2017

I like pink

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We stayed in today. Watched some Simpsons. Read a little. Ruben was feeling unwell, so he wasn’t up to much. I had an interview scheduled, but since the internet in this place was so slow, we had to resort to sending voice messages back and forth via messaging app. It took a while. Enough time […]


half day of frost

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We couldn’t leave right away. First we had to ride a car for forty minutes: When we arrived in Yangiyul, we waited for two hours in front of the courthouse: Then I was finally handed my documents. But we couldn’t go back just yet. First we had to register our stay at the hotel in […]


all the fish

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We left Tashkent in a cab today. We went directly to Yangiyul, where I tried to obtain a couple of documents about the accident from the local courthouse: I failed. So we kept going, tried to buy plastic stools to sit on (and failed at that, too). When we got close to Chinaz, one of […]


learn from the ram

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Took a little walk around Tashkent today: And just after a few minutes outside, we found a banknote on the ground: 200 Uzbek Som. Not that much. Then we went to a place called Hast Imam Complex in the northwest of town: It was one of those places that looked old and new at the […]


hovering

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When it comes to entering or leaving countries, airports are usually a lot easier than land borders. People stand nicely in line. The atmosphere is professional. You don’t have to stand around outside. So today was a total breeze. We hopped onto a flight: Hovered in the air for a little while: And then we […]


ace of the damn base

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We wanted to go to Tashkent. But when we looked at our options, we found out that it was going to take us 26 hours to get there by train. Twenty-six hours and a border crossing where you had to wait for hours. Hm, we thought, then how about a bus? But we were told […]


Robo

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Remember this dude? My brother Ruben. Yes! He’s back, and he’s bigger and badder than the last time we walked together almost nine years ago. In the afternoon, we wandered around town for a while, looking for the Uzbek embassy. First we found this tree: Then we found the embassy: Three hours later we had […]


four kay man

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I spent the day trying to make a promotional video out of some of the footage I had collected over the last five months: Here’s one thing I can tell you though: editing 4K on a notebook sucks. Big time. Oh, and when I went to a book store to get one of my books […]


from A to A

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There is a young Chris in me somewhere who thinks that walking should just be from point A to point B. That there should be no intermissions and no trips off the chosen route. None, ever. It’s the same Chris who walked from Paris to Bad Nenndorf in the summer of 2003, without ever stopping […]


Zhuangzi’s smoothie

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Had a smoothie today: It was smooth, yet also not smooth. A Zhuangzi-esque start into the year. I liked it.


one

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Good news, everyone! I still had one pomelo left from the year before.