Hotel Malika Samarkand
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October 13, 2007
We arrived late last night and went to the Malika Hotel for a room with bath for $50; a very nice modern hotel, in fact it so nice that we were lucky they had a room for us last night. We have to move out today because they are booked up for the rest of the season. We moved today to the Antica Bed and …
... electronics and other goods are brought in, assembled locally and sold at competitive prices. The Silk Road lives on, just using more modern means of transport than camels.
We had lunch at yet another outdoor teahouse and then got back on the road, arriving late afternoon in Samarkand.
We were meant to head to our hotel, just off the Registan, and check in and do some sightseeing in the area and get dinner ...
... time. During the period, the buildings were used as centres for all kinds of learning, rather than just religious teaching, at a time when the city was one of the pre-eminent centres of education, not just in the area but in the whole world.
One of the most striking buildings in the Registan is the Sher Dor (Lion) Medressa, with ...
The kiwis had to apply for a Kazakh transit visa in the morning. After that we wanted to go to Samarkand together. Of course it was burning hot again - the country consists of mostly desert and semidesert. Also it is not really scenic in between the hot spots. Let me tell you about the currency in Uzbekistan. The Uzbek Sum is basically worth nothing. The official exchange rate for one US Dollar is 2250 Uzbek sum. They have a huge black market though where the current rate ...
We travel not for trafficking alone, By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned. For lust of knowing what should not be known
We take the Golden Road to Samarkand.
'The Golden Journey to Samarkand' - James Elroy Flecker, 1913, quoted in LP guide book.
My arrival was by train from Bukhara, rather than on that 'Golden Road'. But when I got to the Registan, the centre of this ancient ...