Nukus to Khiva to Bukhara: desert and desert khanates

Nukus Riding into Nukus I made straight for the hotel I’d picked from the Lonely Planet: the Jipek Joli. It was a bit more than my budget but there wasn’t much choice in Nukus and I wanted somewhere nice after another few days in the desert.  I was also going to spend a rest day…

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Beyneu guide

I arrived in Beyneu about five days earlier than I had expected having decided to accept a lift from someone across the desert.  This turned out to be a stroke of luck as if I had only had the one rest day here that I had planned I would only have been able to do…