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Article – The Lost Fishing Fleet of the Aral Sea

Aral Sea, Uzbekistan

Aral Sea, Uzbekistan

 

We are very pleased to announce that our very first published article (other than interviews) is now up on the Expedition Portal for viewing and can be found here:

ExPo – The Lost Fishing Fleet of the Aral Sea

The article was written in whole by us using several of my photos to tell the story.

 


Uzbekistan – The Silk Road Cities and near-death in Bukhara

How we found the Aral Sea, ate Camel meat and got ourselves in a spot of trouble.

The Fishing Fleet - Aral Sea

The Fishing Fleet – Aral Sea

I will just start this post by apologising if it unfairly puts Uzbekistan in a bad light. It was probably not Uzbekistan’s fault that we had such a rough time of it, but we have blamed the country purely on circumstantial evidence – we were fine before and have been since! This doesn’t encompass the Uzbeks themselves, as they were warm and friendly. And there’s more than likely a massive part we ourselves played in making things difficult for ourselves, as will become clear.

It started with a seven-hour border crossing, which in the burning midday sun was not one of the finer moments we’ve had on the trip, it must be said.  (more…)