Monthly Archives: June 2015

Samarkand to Dushanbe

Kirsty was always very proud of her attendance record at her former place of work. In the 14 years she was there the number of days off that she took due to sickness could be counted on one hand. One of those was partly my fault after taking her to a sea food restaurant where … Continue reading Samarkand to Dushanbe

Nukus to Samarkand

It’s compulsory for any blog about a journey to Samarkand to include this poem, so here it is: We travel not for trafficking alone; By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned: For lust of knowing what should not be known We take the Golden Road to Samarkand. By James Elroy Flecker. Full version here. … Continue reading Nukus to Samarkand