Yesterday we heard we would not receive the new water pump from the UK until the 23rd!!! In an attempt to speed up the process of getting back on the road, we asked a local mechanic if it was possible to repair the pump. He took it away but returned this morning, sadly, with a negative answer. The bearings are stuffed and it is a sealed unit. So, we continue to wait impatiently. We have now been here 7 days and according to the online tracker, the package still does not appear to have left England. So much for the 4 – 6 days delivery promised. Frustration! I could have flown back and got the part more quickly.
Tomorrow we have decided to go to Tashkent for a couple of days. We can get a train from here. It will be a change of scenery at least. Tashkent, while the country’s capital, was not on our original itinerary, so it will be an extra. Hopefully, also a bit cooler.
Today we have seen more sights in Bukhara, so here are some pictures.