Names: Jens M., Thorsten B., Timo G.
Ages: 29, 28, 42
Occupations: Finance Administration, Construction Manager, Accounting
Location: Bremen, Germany
Current Country Counts: 61, 55, 77
Song They Enjoy: Mexiko
While going through the Tajikistan/Uzbekistan border, I met three German guys. Having only seen a handful of tourists on the entire trip, I wanted to ask them about their travels and what brought them to this part of the world. As we stood in line waiting for our passports to be checked I asked them a few questions.
And the spotlight begins….
How Long is this Current Trip: 10 days
And Your Current Route?: We took a bus from Bishkek to Almaty. Flew to Tashkent. Took a taxi to Khujand. Then another taxi to Tashkent.
Where Are You Staying?: We stay in hotels or apartments booked through booking.com
How Did You Choose This Region?: We came because we want to watch a futbol match in every country.
What is Your Most Memorable City on this Trip So Far and Why: Almay because there is a lot to do there.
How Often Do You Travel: Every holiday and on the weekend. Up to 10 trips a year. Some of the trips are long weekends or 3 /4 day trips.
Where is Your Next Destination?: Paris on Tuesday.
How Do You Plan Your Travels: It is a hobby to plan trips on our own. I feel it is easy.
Travel tips: At the banks in Uzbekistan you may only get 3000 soms per $1, but the big hotels may offer a better exchange rate. Also, remember that getting visas to these regions can be difficult.
Preferred form of travel: Small group of friends.
The time had come for me to enter Uzbekistan. I wish these three boys all the best of luck in their next travels. Who knows, maybe I will see them at a futbol match in another region of the world?