We’re in Shakhrisabz, Uzbekitstan. It’s a small town about 150 km north of the Afghanistan border. Don’t worry Mom – we’re not going any farther south! This is the home town of Amur Timur, a 14th century Uzbek leader. Basically, we’ve found a small quiet town where we could relax and catch up on sleep. However, one thing we haven’t been able to catch up on is email. I tried to log into Facebook the other day and it took 23 minutes. Literally. Needless to say, the slow internet has preventing us from getting onto the blog, so we’ve finally found a dial up connection that works… let’s just hope I stay connected until I finish this short entry!
Tommorow, we head back to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent so we can pick up our passports from the Kyrgyzstan embassy and then we head east so we can use it! We’ll probably be in Kyrgyzstan for about a week, then head north to Kazakhstan for another week. It looks like internet access will be limited and slow, but the word from fellow travelers is that it’s fast in China, so we’ll have a lot of catching up to do and many pictures to upload. Until then, we just wanted to check in with you all and let you know we’re doing well.