Sunday, December 7, 2008

Excursion to Tashekent - Oops - it was Turkestan!

Today the driver Costa and my interpretor Ira took me to Tashekent - about a 2 hour drive - where there was a mausoleum from the 1400s. A guide there spoke English and she took us to the various rooms inside and explained some of the history of the place. It was interesting and very pretty. On the way we saw many cows, goats, sheep, horses, and camels. The area reminded me of the plains around Lubbock - very flat with cotton fields. It's funny - it was quite a nice day in Tashekent and the sun was shining, but on the way back we went by some trees that still had frost on them in the middle of the afternoon!

More pictures of Angelina to come on Tuesday...

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