Autumn in Khorezm

24 October 2013


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!




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!


Lorry bursting at its seams with cotton.



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