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Travel Blogs from Samarkand
Just about at the halfway point of my trip and feeling a bit tired. I napped this afternoon and then got up to the roof terrace of the hotel to find this view:
... good portion of the return leg. We had decided we would go for a swim but Angela declined, putting her group membership in jeopardy [later voted out, the position to be offered to Teresa].
Five of us went poolside, only to find drunken Iranians sitting nearby. We did a couple of conga lines around their table before being offered more vodka and food. We all had a rollicking good time but there will be consequences.
Stumbled to bed around 0115, speaking a bit of a problem.
... for two. Taxi to our hotel not possible because the driver didn't understand us at all,however, he took us to the Registan and from there John, the excellent map reader as he truly is, got us to our B&B, Antika ($45). Not the best of rooms but a very pretty garden and a sort of oasis after a day of walking the streets. We explored the new part of Samarkand . LP calls it the Russified downtown area and we strolled down ...
June 28 2013 - July 20 2013
Osh - Bishkek - Karakol - Bishkek - Ala Archa National Park - Bishkek
River going to take me, sing sweet and sleepy.
Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home.
Its a far gone lullaby, sung many years ago.
Mama, mama many worlds Ive come since I first left home
Goin home, goin home, by the riverside ...
Asalam aleykum from Samarkand, Uzbekistan! We've spent the past four days exploring this double landlocked country of 28 million people.... and like all good travel it's been a mixed bag of experiences!
After our long day at the border on Tuesday, we had planned a fairly low-key Wednesday - some sighsteeing, getting our hands on some local currency (no foreign card ATM access here) and filling up the car for our drive south-west ...