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Eau de Toilette Naming Conventions

Khiva: Toilette_1
What’s in a name? These Uzbekistan Eau de Toilette names drawn from popular male mythology Mafia Don, Super Cosa Nostra; Big Boss; Super King; Secret Service; …



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21 Dec 2007

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Simple Pleasures

15 Dec 2007

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Walking the final few meters towards the Uzbekistan side of the border I was pulled aside by a weathered Tajikistan criminal detective and questioned. His …
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Airport Sushi

07 Dec 2007

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Slice of baguette, margarine and ikura served up in the domestic departure lounge. Breakfast by any other name.
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Particularly Fibered Glass

06 Dec 2007

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Fairground Chair Railing Colour Norms

06 Dec 2007

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Uzbekistan seems to have a distinct colour palette. That, and an omnipresence of fairgrounds.
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Recycling Detail, Value

05 Dec 2007

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Knowing exactly what can be recycled and its value – different types of bottles hung on the shutters of a recycling shop.
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Biggest Mistakes

04 Dec 2007

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Make it through immigration with communication reduced to a nod of the head and a surly smile. The first words directed at me after disembarking …
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