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by AreWeThereYet?
Wed May 06, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How / what are you doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: How / what are you doing?

Hey all! Like pretty much everyone I'm stuck at home. I'm lucky that my job is pretty secure for the time being, my industry is one of the few that isn't affected by this global craziness, so I've been working from home since mid-Feb, which isn't bad considering I hate my commute (London, TfL... eno...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat May 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways official site?
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Uzbekistan Airways official site?

I booked on an on-line travel agency (BudgetAir) and it all went fine. Mind you, there was no online check-in. Also worth mentioning that my experiences with Uzbekistan Airways have been, shall we say, dismal. On par with the old JAT in the early 2000s with the cabin crew smoking in the galley. Whe...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat May 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

I loved how much the Turks fretted and flexed their muscles over in Kyrgyzstan during the WNG. Bishkek airport was filled with Turkish military planes and so was the small landing strip by the lake... But yet everyone I spoke with was telling me "Yeah yeah Turkey's cool and whatnot... but still we'd...
by AreWeThereYet?
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Thanks a lot Steven, unfortunately those suggested by Mazeno aren't available in English but I'll check out this one.
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Thank you so much, Mazeno. Will check 'em out.
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Really interesting, thanks!

It's intriguing, this 'social engineering' done by the Soviets. I was thinking about it when I was in Osh and tried to know more about it, but never quite managed to find anything relevant. Have you got any further reading that I could tap into? Thanks.
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Thanks a lot Mazeno!

out of curiosity, what do you mean by "old, pre-soviet Kyrgyz"?
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways official site?
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Uzbekistan Airways official site?

I booked on an on-line travel agency (BudgetAir) and it all went fine. Mind you, there was no online check-in.

Also worth mentioning that my experiences with Uzbekistan Airways have been, shall we say, dismal. On par with the old JAT in the early 2000s with the cabin crew smoking in the galley.
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Meaning of this symbol?

Hi all trying to tap into the collective wisdom of the forum, here, to get to understand more of this pole. This is an abandoned mosque in Bukhara's city centre; as you can see there is a particularly strange wooden pole, I'd say 4-5 metres tall, standing just outside the main prayer building (so pa...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Sprinter vs Ducato vs Pickup Camper - Crossing Asia
Replies: 21
Views: 3231

Re: Sprinter vs Ducato vs Pickup Camper - Crossing Asia

With regards to right-hand drive: I admit not have paid too much attention in Uzbekistan, but I've been on vehicles in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstand and Tajikistan that were originally from Japan. In fact I read it's quite big business, in the whole of the former USSR, to import from Japan. Seen it all ov...