K. Komil Bukhara Boutique Hotel
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... Those were tough times to be an alien abroad... ( I should add that this Emir, Nasrullah, was the worst of them, known as 'the Butcher', having killed off his brothers and 28 relatives in order to clear the path to the throne...)
I could go on detailing the fabulous buildings at length, but I'll spare you! However I have to mention the Kalon ('great') Minaret and its neighbours. Built way back in 1127 ...
... and a medressa that was still in session. Day 2 I went to visit them assuming they would be open, but in the large square between them a Uzbek wrestling contest was taking place and the medressa was still closed. So I added a few more things to the visited list - like the dungeon where two British 'adventurers' (Stoddart and Connolly) were confined in the cockroach/lice/sheep-tick infested hole for some time before being ...
... hope to catch up with internet work since there is good wifi. Unfortunately mid afternoon there is a massive power cut which lasts into the early hours of the next morning. This means no wifi, but equally crucially no aircon for our second night's sleep in Bukhara.
... At one point, 90% of Bukharans were middlemen.
No one actually did the entire Silk Road journey (well, OK, there were a few such as Marco Polo, but they were few and far between) since it stretched from China to Turkey and various other points in the east and took 2 1/2 years to complete. Along the way travelers encountered 21 different languages and 40 different currencies. Animals had to be changed throughout the trip. Camel were terrific ...
... now the ceilings are mostly just plaster, but, before the Red Army destroyed it, each small dome had brick work of a different pattern. Our guide said that it was a bazaar during Soviet times; her mother would come here to buy shoes. But now it is a place of worship again, and, as almost no one was around, there was a real sense of peace and calm in the mosque.
- UNESCO rug store
· Taki Zargaron: One of several famous ...