2012
05.13

DAY 11 – YURT CAMP

SYNOPSIS:  ABOUT THE YURT CAMP AND THE PEOPLE I MET THERE (REALLY ON DAY 10).  ABOUT THE VALUE OF DEMOCRACY, BEING SICK (ON DAY 11) AND GETTING OUT OF NOWHERE BACK TO CIVILIZATION.

It was full-bosomed Russian Ljudmila who greeted me as I looked in awe at the rolling hills of sand, the dozen or so yurts, and the camels resting on the hill top.  After all the mosques, courts, pishtaks and minarets, this was culture shock!  She looked a bit surprised at this lone traveler but she had room for me.  I negotiated a small discount with her, but at $35 per night, this was certainly no cheap place by my standards.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY