Posted from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.
I’ve thrown myself right into this piece of idiocy and ordered a shedload of travel guides off Amazon. These are what I’ve had so far:-
Insight Guides: Silk Road
Odyssey Guides: Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva and the Golden Road to Samarkand
Bradt Travel Guides: Turkmenistan
Bradt Travel Guides: Kyrgyzstan
Bradt Travel Guides: Kazakhstan
Bradt Travel Guides: Mongolia
I’ve had to read and learn them ‘cos there’s no chance of taking them with. I’d never even get up the first hill with a public library on the back.