Kach Solo Travels in 2019: Hello from UZBEKISTAN
Another new country for me! This is quite long and not super interesting but hope some of you will read it! hahaha 😋
I flew from Mongolia yesterday via Astana, Kazakhstan and had a minor issue but I already knew it’s going to happen before getting my flight and I was very lucky that the airport staff in Astana are incredibly helpful and nice (also the staff in Almaty airport before).. sadly, for Philippines passport we couldn’t get a transit visa but some major airlines would still allow you to board the airplane knowing that you’re connecting with another airline that doesn’t have online check in!
So thankful to the airport staff who did their best and moved my luggage from Scat Airlines to Uzbekistan airlines and brought me my boarding pass.. gave it to me smiling and just told me to enjoy my trip!❤️❤️
I arrived in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan at 6pm and picked up by the tour driver and brought me to my hostel.. my flight has changed last minute so I told my tour operator that I’ll just book where I will stay.. I found a 6$ bunk bed in a backpacker’s hostel and stayed there for a night! It’s been a while since I’ve met fellow backpackers but now they are waaaay younger than me! I feel so old 🤣
I immediately left my bags and decided to walk to the city center and was attacked and almost bitten by a small but crazy dog and gladly helped by a local family who offered to give me a ride to the city center! I had few hours of walking around and just watching dancers and singers performing at the park when I decided to return back to the hostel.
Here in Uzbekistan and other Central Asia countries they use Yandex app (like uber) to get taxis and since I don’t have it, didn’t know how to get one since the street taxi are said to be overpriced! Met 3 girls who helped me get one, they were just happy to talk to me in English and told me that I actually looked like from Uzbekistan!! 😂
Extra NOTE: The travel agency that I’m using in Uzbekistan is Lifetime Adventures owned by Bobosher and Jakonghir who are both the same age as me (30 years old)
If you guys have noticed, my trips in Central Asia are arranged with small tour operators which is mostly owned by young locals. They usually started as tour guides but have big dreams of having their own travel agencies. Hope you’ll use these guys if you decide to travel to these countries because they are low-cost and also very personalized.💋