City Palace Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... knowing the value of things is extremely difficult - as depending on what rate you have been given when converting your dollars, something as simple as a KitKat Chunky can cost you anything from 25p to 75p.
The confusing exchange rates were not the end of our issues with currency however with the biggest problem to follow as it became clear that accessing our money would be very hard. I had read that travellers often had an issue with this ...
... s view of the chaos and suffering caused by the Taliban in Afghanistan has just added to the state's desire to keep a strong hand on public life. However, the other reason postulated by critics for the need for a tightly controlled society is the rampant corruption of the kleptocratic ruling family of Uzbekistan. President Karimov is not kind to his opponents, the boiling alive of his opponents is known to be in his torture ...
... as a craft market today, with artisans selling their works in the small rooms inside off the courtyard. I bought another scarf -- hey, it is the Silk Road after all. There's a regular mosque and a larger Friday mosque, and a small library that houses one of the oldest surviving copies of the Koran dating back to the 7th century.
From there, we walked to the Chorsu Bazaar, a big, bustling market filled with foods, handicrafts, silks and fabrics ...
... going directly home. It's a bigger B&B and we immediately realized that we should have stayed here all along. (But they hadn't answered the phone when we called). We were happy they had room for us and told them we'd check in the next morning. How long will we stay? Who knows? It depends on the Indian Embassy
We split a bottle of wine with Cissy for her farewell. She's heading home to Belgium in the morning.
... tempted to change some more money by a guy waving crispy 5000 som notes. Most deal 1000 some notes. Today was the first time we'd seen those. It would reduce the big piles we're lugging substantially. Wouldn't you know, the guy tried to short change Dave. Dave as always, stayed calm and composed and told the guy he still owed him 40000 som. The guy laughed smugly and pulled out calculator and acted as if they agreed on a fraction more ...