Me-go: Around-the-World

Where I Slept: Osh, Kyrgyzstan


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Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh, Kyrgyzstan | 7 October, 2006 | $4.12

My brilliant plan to get a ride from Tajikistan to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan and then to hitchhike on a truck to the Chinese border didn’t quite work out. We arrived in Sary Tash at dusk and were told that the Chinese border was closed for the next 7 days during their huge October holiday. I’ve dealt with the travel problems surrounding this time in China before but I never thought they would close the border! Apparently it only close the “insignificant” borders, leaving me stranded. I continued on to Osh (Sary Tash is little more than a truck stop) and spent a week sitting in my hostel bed updating my web site and gorging myself on real food again. Despite being in a Muslim town (and Ramadan in full swing) the restaurants were crowded throughout the day and I had no trouble replenishing my strength.

For a special treat click on the thumbnails below to see the employees at the guesthouse?one of whom recently proposed to me via email in a thinly disguised effort to get a green card! Unfortunately it was not the cute one.

Two of the guys who worked in the hostel This was like heaven after the food in Tajikistan Fuel pump on the road from Tajikistan