An instructive anecdote.

A freelance journalist joined our group when we arrived in Bukhara. He had been asked to write an article for “The Mail on Sunday” about our Saga holiday to Uzbekistan, but, to secure entry to Uzbekistan, had to pretend he was a teacher, not a journalist. Representatives of the Republic of Uzbekistan are highly suspicious of journalists, even those whose yet-to-be-published work might encourage more tourists to visit the country and spend much-needed foreign currency.

Registan, Samarkand
Museum of Applied Arts, Tashkent

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