Taxi to Tashkent: Two Years with the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan

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This is a police state
This is a democracy
This is rot-gut vodka
This is $2 prostitutes
This is Peace Corps
This is good intentions
This is Ramadan
This is loyalty
This is power outages
This is corruption
This is the Silk Route
This is the former USSR
This is Uzbekistan

Tom Fleming went to Uzbekistan as a forty year old Peace Corps volunteer. He was a fish out of water, an infidel in a Muslim land, teaching AIDS prevention and sex education in the most conservative region of Central Asia.

With humor and poignancy Taxi to Tashkent portrays a land little known in the West. Instead of a nation rife with Islamic extremists as portrayed in the Western media, Fleming discovers a land of Korean discos, where blue eyed Muslims listen to Shania Twain, and where shop owners break into applause at the mention of America.

Fleming travels throughout Uzbekistan, from the ecological disaster site of the Aral Sea, to the ancient Silk Route cities of Bukhara and Samarkand. Taxi to Tashkent describes a little-known corner of the world where nothing appears as it seems.

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About the Author:

Tom Fleming grew up in Salinas, California, and attended California State University, Fresno, where he received a BA degree in journalism. Fleming has lived in Los Angeles, London, St. Petersburg, Russia, and currently resides in Austin, Texas. Taxi to Tashkent is his first book.

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