in uzbekistan: does it really take a pile of cash to buy a meal?

The short answer is yes. As I arrived in Uzbekistan from Turkmenistan, I became accustomed to the Turkmenistan Manat [one equals approx. US$2.80] or to simply pay in U.S. dollars. When I first arrived in Uzbekistan after several hours navigating the bureaucracy of a border crossing by land, I arrived at my hotel, a former … Continue reading in uzbekistan: does it really take a pile of cash to buy a meal?