It started with with the power breakfast at the Meros. We were on our bikes at 9am, leaving the city. It felt good to leave early so we could make the 7-8 hour journey to Bukhara. We were warned that the road was poor quality so it would take time. Before we could get going, we would need to fuel up.
|Getting ready to depart...the most important piece of Scott's luggage in HJ's hands|
We asked the Meros and the guy told us that there was no fuel in Xiva, but maybe in Urgench (25km away). We stopped at a few but to no avail, closed or no petrol. We arrived into Urgench and 3 different petrol stations were closed or had no petrol. We stopped at a fourth, in front of a automotive repair shop and when asked for petrol, the guys told us that there was no fuel in the pumps, but maybe a friend could bring 20 liters for us at the black market price (2200 sums, $0.79 per liter or €0.63 per liter).
|Plov...it was very filling and very good!|
|Getting ready to depart|
|This road was actually nice, we noticed that the storm was yet again upon us.|
|Straight tar road, they forgot the mac|
|100km from Bukhara|
|Watching the sun set in the desert is always a nice sight|