Autumn in Khorezm

24 October 2013

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I can look at this for a long time, drunk on the colours of red, brown and gold.

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I want to ride my bicycle here, next to bearded men in suits with fedoras. I miss cycling!

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Autumn is also the season for cotton picking in Uzbekistan. It is labour intensive hard work, and tough in the hotter regions, for only $2 or $3 per kilo. It involves students as well. I have been told that if they don’t go, they would have to pay money instead. Cotton is mostly exported to China, made into clothes and then sold back to Uzbekistan!

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Lorry bursting at its seams with cotton.

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