Tag Archives: train ride

meeting with me

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Went to Tashkent railway station today: In Uzbekistan, you are told to arrive forty minutes before your train departs. I usually try to be there at least an hour early. So I hung out in the waiting hall until the train arrived: I felt excited – how would our train pass the border? Would we […]


mail fail

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We were about to go back to Tashkent today. But first we had to think of a way to get rid of the suzani we had bought: They were too heavy to lug around, especially if I was going to do any serious walking in the months to come. So we went to the main […]


one thousand and one big fat penises

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There was a palace called Nurullaboy Saroyi just outside of Khiva’s gates: It was apparently well worth a visit, but alas! it was closed for renovations, as we were told by this friendly lady: We had already booked train tickets to Samarkand, so we just got some ice cream and sat down in front of […]


back to the yurt

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Early in the morning, we hopped in a cab: The driver was apparently an MJ enthusiast: He dropped us off at the train station, then he vanished in a bubble of disco music: After a bunch of meticulous security checks (x-ray and all), we had to walk through a storage area: Somewhere behind it, there […]


hiding it

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At around 10 in the morning, I said goodbye to Uncle Shen and got on the train to Kuytun. We gently rolled on, and the Gobi desert passed by the window: It felt weird to be there: A few hours later, I had arrived at my destination: Kuytun. The place where I had many friends, […]


family

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I decided to stay with my great-uncle for a while. Took a train there: (If you look closely, you can see the reflection of my new white shoes in the window.) When I arrived, I was greeted with open arms. I slept a lot and ate little. One day, my great-uncle gave me an old […]


straw hats and watermelons

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We eventually took the train back to Yumen, the place where I had left off several days ago (a natural fool). A car took us to the hotel: But we weren’t allowed to rest for too long, because we needed things. We needed hats to fight off the sun: And hats to fight off the […]


walkin sux, srsly, les jus tek da train

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I stored my Caboose in a shop within the hotel: Then I went and got a train ticket back to Jiayuguan (Jiayuguan): I said good-bye to my dear Teacher Xie (Teacher Xie) and waited for the train: I got on the train: The train was was full of different faces going to different places: We […]