Once I had the visa I packed up and headed for a hotel right next to the border in Sarakhs called the Doosty. I thought the other hotel was rundown. This one is a lot worse shape. Means to an end. Was as close to the border as I could get. Had to stay 2 nights as visa wasn’t valid until the 5th. This made the Uzbekistan visa tight as it expires on the 8th. Time for some long riding hopefully.