What does is take to start an adventure. Honestly… not much… only a dear friend that decided to go to an ancient country to live and work there for a year.
Now, it is only one more day till that adventure will start. On Saturday I will take off to fly to Tashkent (for those who do not know where that is: it is the capital of Uzbekistan) and only a couple days later we will board a train to go back to Berlin. It will take us about two weeks to arrive in our beloved city of crazy. But till then we will embrace all the things that come our way.
Although, when I think about it. The journey to the point I am now to prepare for this has been quite adventurous as well. Did you know that you can only books train tickets 45 days in advance? And a three day train ride through Kazachstan cost as much going to Munich and back.
I never had to get as much visa as I did for this trip, but it certainly helped to prepare oneself for the countries burocracy. I just cannot say how excited I am. I just wanna go now.
So, how did this all started? I guess my dear friend Julia is to blame for it. Almost a year ago she went to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, to work for Goethe Institut. It was clear that I will visit her while she was there and that she will come back somehow. But who would have thought that we are about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
A train trip from Tashkent to Berlin.
The adventure does not only start with boarding a plane to fly to Tashkent but even all the preparation for it is as adventurous as a trip through the jungle… or else.
In the end I will have three visas, several train tickets, a fortune less and a lot of negotiation experience. But most important of all the best journey so far.