Greetings from Samarkand,
This is now third day in here. Yesterday I was suffering from diarrhea and felt quite weak, but now things start to be back in normal.
Been planning now how to go forward. Pamir highway in Tadjikistan is still closed due to fights, so this route is not possible at the moment.
I am trying to find out if other route to Kirgistan is open for foreigners (Road #A372), this route has been (at least previously) closed for foreigners.
If I take a risk and go to Tadjikistan without info of #372, I might get stuck over there. One way to continue is via Uzbekistan but I am not sure if I can get Uzbekistan transit visa before my five day Tadjikistan visa expires…
If this is still the case, then I will skip Tadjikistan completely and ride straight to Kirgistan and spend a bit more time over there.
I know that skipping Tadjikistan will hount at the back of my head for long time if I skip it, but…
Yesterday I met 70 year old Japanese woman in the hostel. She is travelling alone along the Silk Road and was planning to travel 8 months! She is my hero!
Kazakhstan update should be ready quite soon (have had major issues with network connection here)