John was not feeling 100%. Spoke and text to Chris who was at Mt Moyhu trying to find his birth certificate. I just can't remember where I moved it too….
John drove us to Khiva which is one of the towns on the silk route. We paid the AU$30 to enter the old town and wondered around. John lay down for a while. The old buildings and city wall had been renovated in the 70’s by the soviets.
Wonderful how all the rooms of the guest houses open on an inner courtyard probably where the camels and horses were kept - where the owner could see them. And locked in from the street.
The engraving on an old door.
The minaret towered over the other buildings and helped us to pin point our location
Arabic script sewn on a sleeve
Climbing the stairs in the minaret was interesting. Very high steps and well worn. A great view over the city and EC.
We were both very tired and John has still not eaten. We stopped again at the markets where I bought two more melons.
I drove us to the same river as two nights ago but this time camped on the SW of the bridge. We lay down for a rest and John slept and dozed. I managed to get the photos up to date and the blog first time in a while. Sadly I could not upload them to the internet.
John slept through.