d_taddei2 wrote:When I visited Uzbekistan there was loads of police check points but only a handful of police at each check point, but as we have seen in Kazakhstan the security forces had a hard time, I feel if this scenario erupted across the major cities in Uzbekistan it could be a huge problem, and the last thing Russia or other central Asian countries want is an unstable Uzbekistan and USA would not only relish in an unstable Uzbekistan but also support it. Uzbekistan has in the past been the one central Asian country that's had close relations with USA more so than the others. And an unstable Uzbekistan would encourage Isis etc into the country. If I was Uzbekistan I would be joining CSTO again, u can never be too careful with the USA and it's dirty tricks.
Off topic, I really enjoyed my time in Uzbekistan (Inc Aral sea), Tajikistan (Inc Pamir highway),and Kyrgyzstan even swam in the Russian torpedo testing lake, it was crystal clear. I highly recommend central Asia.
Are you bald by any chance? Ever been bankrupt?
Insults is your best contribution?
Not at all buddy, you didn't get the joke.
There is a YT channel made by a Scottish guy, called "bold&banqrupted".
Guy traveled functionally all the ex-SU republics.
With the great social and interpersonal skills, he presents, gets a warm welcome in any place he visits, so there is no joke if he stays a night in a "worst hotel in Kirgistan", or walks through the most crime notorious neighborhood of Kishinev. Plus, he talks quite fluent Russian.
AZ5 was addressing that channel&a great guy who makes it
I've seen this guy's stuff, he isn't that great, and mocks locals, and once received backlash for a bad taste video he made.
Where ever I travel to I eat local, drink local, live local, and I respect and embrace the culture.
I started a small YouTube for a way for me to store videos online and for friends and family to view. And suddenly I had over 500 subscribers. It wasn't my intention as I never promoted it. I have over 7,000 pics from my travels, I have posted a few on this forum under various threads. But since 2017 I haven't been travelling as much, and have been mainly doing unpaid charity work in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, but mainly the latter two. I live in the slums, I did so for two years. I currently float between Uganda and Scotland.
I initially thought it was an insult, before realising talking about the guy on YouTube. In fact I am almost bald and not quite bankrupt, but definitely have a small bank balance and drive around in a 31yrs old mercedes when in Scotland