After pushing through the desert in Turkmenistan we have arrived in Uzbekistan. We follow the trail of the Silk Road and reach the beautiful cities Bukhara and Samarkand. Also we meet some fun people along the way. We make it to Tajikistan where we start getting excited to cycle the Pamir Highway, a highlight of bicycle touring in Central Asia! We get sick, push through and recover so we are ready to tackle the Pamirs (which will follow in part 9). Enjoy the video!