The surprise I hope isn't appearing is that Central Asia is looking like anywhere else. While it may just be that there are limits for travel operators to connect us with more than easy and familiar sights, I fear that ours hasn't pushed very hard against the flow. Central markets, town squares, memorial parks, museums, side shows, and highly-rated restaurants have filled our time so far. The presence of a young local guide full of curiosity and enthusiasm has made up for destinations and content which has left my socks still firmly on.
But it's only been the first full day of this adventure. Give it time. The exhaustion will come.
For the collection of photos taken (mostly today), click on Wednesday, April 13th.