Tashkent, Uzbekistan | 7 September, 2006 | $15 USD
The owner tried to throw me out when I tried to bargain the price down but I managed to calm him down so I could recover from my pre-dawn flight from Kyrgyzstan. In the end I paid the overpriced amount and was promptly given a roommate! It turned out to be a woman I’d met at my hostel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan a few weeks back but whom I got along splendidly with. Most people hate Tashkent because of the old cement communist architecture but that’s precisely why I loved it. At least the $15 included breakfast!