Orient Star Samarkand

Address: Dagbitskaya, 33, Samarkand, 140120, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Dagbitskaya, 33, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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    A travel blog entry by mkennedy15 on May 18, 2015

    2 comments, 2 photos

    Random stuff that may be of interest. - every country we visited had stray cats and dogs (okay, not London). Most of the dogs looked the same! In Georgia, some dogs and cats had tagged right ears; the animals were considered government property and there was a fine if anyone red them. No one could tell me how the foment picked which cat or tag. - like in China, we saw people in Georgia and Uzbekistan sweeping the streets. They use brooms which are stalks ...


    A travel blog entry by mkennedy15 on May 16, 2015

    2 comments, 4 photos

    From Georgia, we had a two and a half hour flight to Samarqand (Samarkand). Uzbekistan is a former Russian country which split from Russia when the USSR collapsed in 1991. Unlike Georgia, the communist party maintained control over the country even though there were elections. The communist leader (dictator) has run the country as a state-controlled economy and the economy is even worse shape than that of Georgia's; recently, the pro-democratic party has begun to gain a majority, ...

    A Few Decades too Late

    A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Apr 13, 2015

    2 comments, 22 photos

    ... in the air, walking between these resting places of, and monuments to, those those close to Tamerlane and Ulugbek, perhaps more in the peace of their simple interiors than their over-bright exteriors. Reaching the top of the avenue, I turned into the modern graveyard, full of newer gravestones, with none of the intricate mosaics of old, but each with a stone bearing an etched face of the departed, ...

    Dazzling Samarkand

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 22, 2014

    111 photos

    ... Cemetery and Avenue of Mausoleums

    Refreshed, we walked up the road and through the enormous cemetery with mostly black up-right headstones with pictures of the deceased etched into it. The most interesting to me were the ones who died before the 1970's as they still wore the traditional costumes and hair coverings.

    The path through the cemetery led to the back entrance of ...

    Yes We Samarcand!

    A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 14, 2014

    46 photos

    ... I still didn't buy anything, though.
    B: It was painful to leave behind such beautiful ceramic art. I just had to console myself that I would certainly embark on a sole shopping trip through central Asia in the future! We also received an education in the parandja. Our fellow traveller India was chosen to model this tent-like garment. Similar to a burqa, the parandja is made of horsehair and was worn by women in this part of the world ...