Hotel Malika Samarkand
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... According to Muslim tradition, ornamentation could not include images of any living entity - plants, animals, people - because such creations were the work of Allah, and artists should not put themselves in the role of God. A clever workaround was found, however. Images of flowers and animals are occasionally used but they are always mythical, never recognizable as a real species. The tiles and mosaics are mostly shades of blue since ...
... elsewhere. Yesterday's ladies from the Ferghana valley seem to be here too. We take a group photograph in front of Ulugbek's statue, and some very young Uzbek ladies ask to be included in it for their own holiday snaps.
This is the hottest day we have experienced on the trip, 32⁰C, and we feel it is now safe to congratulate ourselves on how lucky we have been with weather. We have had a knack of arriving at places just after a very hot spell was broken ...
... local Uzbek tourists out and about, and whilst we thought that they were interesting and a bit exotic, they clearly thought we were!! It is the first time we have been asked for photos and caught people taking sneaky photos of us (same as we do to them!). We were like minor celebrities where people would actually stop what they were doing to watch us walk past and then wave and say hello when we stared back. We were trying to work out what was exotic about ...
... steps in front the second door. was rushing a bit in.the.afternoon to catch the bullet train for tashkent. the train was confy but nothing special than a normal modern express train in any other places. journey was safe and arrival was on time. waiting for my last day in uz to ...
... it seems the old woodwork has been replaced by metal doors. It was near a small mosque that I was approached by a man in a long purple robe and skull cap.
Him: How do you like Samarkand
Me: I like it very much <pause> but it's very cold
Him: come with me
Me: <following him> Um, where are we going?
Him: A house. A casino
I am always wary of a scam but felt that I should check this out. We just took a few ...