After taking a shower and washing the clothes, I decided to go explore the Registan square. Taking advantage of the local regulations I got rid of the helmet. I also left all the bags and top case in the guest house to not have anything to worry about getting nicked while visiting crowded areas. These two kids, would take care of the gear for me while I was out. I parked the bike 30 feet from the square and got to enjoy a music and dancing performance. Right there I asked a local if he could take a picture of me. To my surprise the guy was a certified local guide and spoke perfect English. He offered to give me a tour around the old town tomorrow morning and we exchanged numbers. He also recommended me to go have dinner at the Samarkand Restaurant, quite close from where I was staying. I finally have sorted what was wrong with my visa application. It seems the Portuguese had the same problem and it had to do with a glitch in the Tajikistan visa portal. If you happen to have a bad Internet connection like the one I had in Turkmenistan, there is small chance your application wont go through successfully. It will simply be put on hold forever and no official will be able to give it the green light. Worried that I had to start from scratch and wait another couple days I submitted another one using the other passport just in case. The Portuguese gave me a number to call assuring me they would be able to solve it on the spot. So if everything was ok I would be able to start riding tomorrow afternoon. Dinner in this restaurant was simply great. I had the local version of the Borsch soup and a piece of chicken. Although I was alone, I got to enjoy another performance while eating. So far, I was loving Samarkand.