2012
05.20

SYNOPSIS:  EXIT FROM UZBEKISTAN AND TRANSIT TO KABUL VIA DELHI.  NICE PEOPLE AND NOT SO NICE ONES; BAD NEWS AND AN EARTHQUAKE.

I have never seen such an unruly bunch of people at any airport as in Tashkent at the check-in counter for my flight to Kabul via Delhi.  A mix of Indians and Uzbeks were pushing and shoving to get ahead.  I got elbowed from one line into another and another.  What looked like a single traveler in front of me suddenly turned into a “group” of some obvious family members, but then more.  It was a mad house.  Shouting matches broke out and actual physical pushing and shoving followed.  I kept my stoic “I don’t care, I am not in a hurry” attitude and eventually made it to the front.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY