Orient Star Samarkand
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... of winter and the pass across the mountains was snowbound so he was buried here.
10 minutes walk away is the Registan. described by Lord Curzon as 'the noblest public square in the world'. The square is bounded on three sides by medressas, Islamic schools. The earliest was built by Ulugbek in 1420 The other two date to the 17th century.
Beyond the Rgistan is the remains of a huge mosque built on the initiative of Timur's wife (the story is the architect took a fancy ...
... a taxi go to the bazaar in Urgut with them tomorrow.
September 24, 2014
Urgut bazaar is described in the LP as one of THE best bazaars in Uzbekistan. We ordered a taxi for the 1 hour ride. Cissy decided to stay behind and do another round of the sights in Samarkand. So it was Hannah and Rick and us.
....At the market, we agreed to meet ...
... 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 ...
... of Amir Timur & other family members. The next place was the majestic Registan, which you may recognise from the photos. There are 3 main buildings around a huge square, a marketplace in the past, part of the Silk Road route. The medressa on the left is 15th century, the other 2 17th century. Any earlier buildings had been destroyed by Genghis Khan. These mosques and medressas were elaborately decorated and quite incredible. We visited a carpet ...
... hotel filled us up. Other teams were not quite so lucky, with at least one being caught red handed purchasing illegal petrol.
Team Unlikely were due to rendezvous with us in Bukhara, however news had filtered through via another team we'd met at the hotel that the northern Uzbek roads had pounded the Mini and it was limping along with broken suspension. Unlikely soon contacted us and gave an ETA of 2am, so we went for a wander in Bukhara looking for food. Since Turkey ...