Family Journal: October 25, 2020

Owen and I pose after a two sets of tennis

We finished Fall Break today. After coming back from Amirsoy Resort on Thursday, I worked at school in the afternoon and on Friday. We managed to play tennis three times over the weekend. On Friday night, Oliver and I had a session with coach Igor. Ollie is rapidly improving his ground strokes and is almost ready to become a good partner. I hope he continues coming to training sessions. Owen and I played a singles match on Saturday and then Nadia and I played our friends, the Doels on Sunday. I absolutely love the game and it is convenient that tennis is popular in Tashkent. Courts are generally easy to reserve and cost around $5 per hour, more if you have a coach.

Obi frolics in the autumn leaves

Autumn is in full force here in Tashkent. Nadia and I had a delightful walk in the park near the opera house. There are plenty of parks to walk dogs in the city. We were trying to get Obi to play in the leaves. He didn’t really like them, but he does love going on walks.

The view of Tashkent City from the 21st floor of the Hilton

We met friends for a birthday brunch at the Hilton. The city is growing rapidly. In the panorama above, you can see Nest One, a 76-floor skyscraper project. The artificial lake and park is surrounded with new apartment complexes.

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