Brassneck - no chance, taking a ferry across, saw the bridges on way to Uzbekistan embassy looked scary!
None of my taxis had seatbelts in the back. Apparently you're safe there.
Yet still we were examined for car bombs every time in to the hotel... keep on rolling, keep the pictures coming, good stuff - you're out of my comfort zone now till you hit Mumbai (can't remember how far you're planning to go!)
Reckon I could build, reusing some nice hubs and bits, a really good 'un for £2K, but I'm supposed to be ripping out a kitchen and fitting a new one - getting distracted during the middle phase might lower my life expectancy somewhat. More so than anyone discovering a shiny Ti frame in the garage (she bought me a Ti wedding ring, not going to be able to bluff that one out).