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Sunny and warm but cooling down out of the sun and in the evening.
Mike took us on a walking tour of the old city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a museum with the entry and photo tickets to the city covering most of the sites; had to pay extra to go up the minarets.
The end of the tourist season so not too many …
Cold start but sunnier and warmer later.
08.10 Left Bukhara for a long drive across the Kyzylkum Desert which became increasingly sandy. New concrete road being built by a German company but not open yet unfortunately.
Sandy and windy road-side lunch-stop.
The afternoon stretch was particularly slow and rough.
The last of the three great Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan for us to visit was Khiva, way out 1000 kilometres to the west of Tashkent and within 10 miles of the border with Turkmenistan. Like Bukhara, Khiva was a khanate that resisted the Russians way into the 19th century and which therefore has its own distinct culture. The historical city within its walls has been extremely well preserved and is perhaps the most evocative and pristine Silk ...
... Uzbek Shaybanids turned the city into their capital. By then, a busy slave market was established shaping Khiva for more than three centuries. It was the biggest slave market in Central Asia.
The 18th century was the beginning to the end of Khorezm. First, Khiva has offered to submit to Peter the Great of Russia in return for help against raging tribes. But when the belated response of 4,000 ...
... quite compact and everything here is walking distance.
The day was blissfully cool and there was a slight drizzle. After checking in and leaving our bags, we set out to explore the town. Rustam took us through the narrow cobbled lanes, giving us lots of history about all the different structures and mosques and palaces. It seems Khiva was conquered fairly regularly, and a series of new kings each tried to leave their mark by ...