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 …
... and has only recently been reinforced against collapsing altogether.
Our walk south took us through some of the residential areas of town which unfortunately the over-zealous local authority had hidden behind newly-constructed walls to keep them beyond the gaze of the average tour group. It’s not that they are unpleasant to look at – more that they don’t fit in with the "grand capital" feel that they are clearly going for in ...
... the staple food around Central Asia: Rice, carrots, some sort of meat (usually beef), and various spices and flavourings. Each region has its own unique way of making pilaf, and we got a demonstration of the Samarkand variety, made in a giant pot in the courtyard of their home.
We had a feast for dinner, including delicious salads, potato and zucchini samosas with local yoghurt, and of course, the plov. The hosts were nice enough to make a ...
... 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 ...
... of pneumonia and was there planning an attack on China. To the North it extended to southern Russia. He indicated that he wanted to restore the Glory of Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire and the Golden Horde. However he was not Mongol but Uzbeki. He felt the Persians had wrongfully taken the area in the past. He was very Muslim though and did spread the religion but that was not the purpose of the armed expansion of his empire. And in fact Genghis Khan was not Muslim ...