Uzbekistan, albeit being a very nice place to visit, didn’t have very good access to the internet. Actually, in most places it was pretty painful. Yet there is one thing I don’t think I ever told you: Jizzakh, somewhere between Tashkent and Samarkand, had excellent internet. And I mean excellent.
Bukhara, well, not so much.
I woke up in my hotel and had breakfast in the courtyard:
Then I asked around in neighboring cafés for access to some high-speed wifi. They told me to forget about the old town and go to the new town.
So I took a cab there, and the first place I tried, the place that most people had recommended, turned out to have no wifi at all:
So I walked around the new town in my plastic slippers from Kazakhstan:
Tried my luck in a hotel/restaurant/burger place:
Tried my luck at Beeline, which is a major telecom provider:
I ended up in a hotel that had slightly faster wifi than the one where I was staying.
But in the end I figured that it had all been one giant waste of time.