Orient Star Samarkand
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... Asia, the main hot beverage is tea. The last proper coffee that I had drunk had been in Esfahan. It was only a matter of time before babies would be crawling on my ceiling.)
I should have known better, for what the vessel contained was Nescafé; here this universally refers to a presweetened and artificially milkened sachet from the Swiss ogres. Now I had performed the moral equivalent of eating a live Third World baby- but my money was ...
... restaurant, eating as the moon and the stars appear overhead. It's a shame we don't have such al fresco dining back home, midgies and rain tend to put an end to such ideas!
Team Unlikely limped into Bukhara at 3 in the morning looking the worse for wear, the roads of the past few days had tested both drivers and vehicles. The only solution then following a lie in and a big breakfast was a massage!
Bukhara we soon found out is well known for its bathhouses ...
... twenty-eight towers of fifteen hundred heads apiece.
Scholars have estimated that 40 million people died in the Mongol conquests of the 13th century, ranking just below the death toll of WWII and the Chinese famine under Mao in the all-time list of Worst Things People Have Done to Each Other. And if you compare the Mongol conquests' death count to the other two in terms of a percentage of the global population at the time, the conquests beat them both.
... parts of Uzbekistan), we got the cops to give us the address to a shisha bar for lunch which turned out to be an underground dark nightclub which still produced a pretty good hamburger. After a long lunch we headed back out into the heat to a museum just out of town which had a lot of old artefacts and frescos from the old city. Just down from the museum was the mausoleum of Daniel (the biblical Daniel we think). His coffin is 18m long as they believe that he grows half an ...
... a set of star tables as accurate as Tycho Brahe's nearly 200 years later. His data were still being used in the 1840s. We look round the fascinating museum housed in the usual madrassah building with mosaic portal, and view a preserved section of his quadrant, a lovely piece of engineering.
Taking pride of place by the entrance is a quotation from the current President, Islam Karimov, in the style of the best Victorian moralists - we have already seen ...