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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Jan 26, 2010.
Fantastic vignettes of every day life... thanks for the pictorial feast.. might as well sticky this one too for a bit
I think that when Colebatch is involved, it's going to rate a sticky. What amazing work in those buildings. WOW!
This is way too cool Colebatch.......Thank you very much!!
I too have been to Khiva and you really got me go en.
I was shown a well to have been dug by one of Moses' sons.
Truely an extraordinary place
The Kyzylkum (or Red Desert) .... pretty damn easy to cross it since its asphalt all the way. But in the good old days it was considered a land of death.
Here the mighty X-Challenge shrugs off the once deadly challenges of the Kyzyl Kum, between Khiva and Bukhara.
I love the people pictures. Everyday life.
It's like "National Geographic" only better 'cause it's a ride.
I love the people pics too...especially the kids.
Wow your rides and photos are amazing. Do you have anymore photos from the train yard?
Great pics! Thanks for posting.
Another amazing Colebatch report!!!
The Ark or Citadel of Bukhara:
The walls of the Ark ... home of the court of the Emir of Bukhara, before the soviets abandoned all that stuff about 90 years ago. Until then (1920) the Emir of Bukhara had been a blood descendant of Genghis Khan, via the Manghits. The Karakalpaks mentioned earlier in this thread and the Nogai who live in Dagestan are of a similar bloodline to the Manghits who ruled Bukhara.
I met a lot of Nogai on my travels through Dagestan earlier in this trip (but that thread is to come at a later date)