We just crossed into Uzbek from the western border. There was no fuel until just west of Samarkand, and for that, we got lucky. Limited fuel in Samarkand. Glad we had 35L extra.
However, the locals have proven industrious, and you CAN find Benzine nearly anywhere, in small quantities (a few liters sitting outside their home) and for a price.
Despite this, the country is worth seeing. Samarkand is a gem. Off to Tajikistan and a shot at the Pamir. . .
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