PANAM-SUR 2012
Khiva & Around
To Chiva (2)
Back on the road through the Kyzylkum desert to Khiva

Back on the road through the Kyzylkum desert to Khiva
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The road is ...

The road is ...
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...not too good for the most part of the 500 km to Khiva

...not too good for the most part of the 500 km to Khiva
To Chiva
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To Chiva (22)
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A brand-new bridge over the Amu-Darya river

A brand-new bridge over the Amu-Darya river
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Selling gas in bottles

Selling gas in bottles
To Chiva (35)
Chiva (1)
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Arriving in Khiva

Arriving in Khiva
To Chiva (38)
City wall

City wall
To Chiva (36)
To Chiva (40)
Chiva (16)
Chiva (134)
Inchon-Qala- Khiva's inner walled city, the last resting place along the Silk Road for the caravans before crossing the desert to Iran

Inchon-Qala- Khiva's inner walled city, the last resting place along the Silk Road for the caravans before crossing the desert to Iran
Chiva (5)
Stepping into the fairytale again

Stepping into the fairytale again
Chiva (7)
Family is having their picture taken in traditional costumes, including the Karakul sheep hat

Family is having their picture taken in traditional costumes, including the Karakul sheep hat
Chiva (10)
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Mohammed Amin Khan Medressa or Hotel Orient Star

Mohammed Amin Khan Medressa or Hotel Orient Star
Chiva (3)
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Making Koran stands

Making Koran stands
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Caravanserai

Caravanserai
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Islom Hoja complex

Islom Hoja complex
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Mohammed Rhakim Khan Medressa

Mohammed Rhakim Khan Medressa
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Kalta Minor Minaret, still unfinished!

Kalta Minor Minaret, still unfinished!
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Summer Mosque inside the Khuna Ark

Summer Mosque inside the Khuna Ark
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Views from the watchtower

Views from the watchtower
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The Islom Hoja Minaret is Khiva's highest structure with 44 m

The Islom Hoja Minaret is Khiva's highest structure with 44 m
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The Dekhon Bazaar

The Dekhon Bazaar
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Chiva to Border (3)
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South Gate

South Gate
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Al-Khwarizmi statue

Al-Khwarizmi statue
Chiva to Border (10)
Back on the road to the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan

Back on the road to the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan
Chiva to Border (7)
The Amu-Darya delta

The Amu-Darya delta
Chiva to Border (4)
Extensive irrigation led to the Aral lake disaster in the end

Extensive irrigation led to the Aral lake disaster in the end
Chiva to Border (6)
Students on the way to the cotton fields to finish their forced picking service

Students on the way to the cotton fields to finish their forced picking service
Chiva to Border (24)
It's mandatory for everybody over 16 to pick cotton in fall (child labor is banned since 2009)

It's mandatory for everybody over 16 to pick cotton in fall (child labor is banned since 2009)
Chiva to Border (35)
Uzbekistan is one of the world's largest cotton exporter, 90% is picked by hand

Uzbekistan is one of the world's largest cotton exporter, 90% is picked by hand
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Using every little bit of land for farmig

Using every little bit of land for farmig
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Harvest is in full swing

Harvest is in full swing
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Waiting in line to get gas

Waiting in line to get gas
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Following the Silk Road for another several hundred kilometers through the Kyzylkum desert to the Kazakh border

Following the Silk Road for another several hundred kilometers through the Kyzylkum desert to the Kazakh border
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The border to Kazkhstan

The border to Kazkhstan
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Filling out the many immigration forms

Filling out the many immigration forms
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One last glimpse back

One last glimpse back
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Kazakhstan here we come again!

Kazakhstan here we come again!