So it is now 8pm here. Still no sign of Stephen… I can only assume he is still stuck in Turkmenistan. Am currently trying to reach the British Embassy in Ashgabat which is difficult as it takes an hour to get an outside the country line. It is made much harder as we both had mobile phones stolen in Turkmenistan. Mine just as we left and his when we arrived in the country! Nuts! Am looking now to potentially buy a local mobile. We shall see.

All good fun.