Fear and Foreboding in Tashkent

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Backpacking in Central Asia

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Soren Kierkegaard.   Scattered dim lights twinkled over the flat, unremarkable cityscape as we landed in Tashkent. My heart pounded.  At the end of my long crawl to the diving board’s edge, it was time to jump. Seeing the serpentine immigration line at the end of the long, grim Read More …