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This is a wonderful place to stay. First and foremost the staff are so kind, friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much bother. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and the place is in a great location. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wishing to be comfortable and in a good location.
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Despite the air conditioning, it was a very hot night. It is not surprising that so many people here sleep outside.
Today's walk really was one to remember. I set off early and walked towards the Afrosiab area of the city. I passed through an enormous market near the Bibi Khanym mosque. It is great to see the indigenous people …
A great night's sleep and a filling breakfast of eggs, pancakes and fruit. I stocked up with some lovely apples before we set off from Bukhara on our 270 kilometre journey to Samarkand.
Khiva and Bukhara have been outstanding and so I did not dare have any expectations of Samarkand. I had read a book earlier this year ("Murder …
... I heard myself say "enough pictures already......okay..just one more."
In spite of the creative liberties the Russians took when restoring these sights (old photos show crumbling facades and dome-less towers surrounded by rubble) they are breathtakingly beautiful. A group of ladies scrubbed the marble plaza and steps for hours. No reprieve from the sun.
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... Customs form to fill out. The " SAMPLE" copy at the tables in different languages helped. The most important item to fill out is the amount of cash we carry in. I filled out zero on that line to simplify things and had Dave noted the cash we carried, a substantial amount because exchanging US $ on the Black Market fetches 30% more than the official bank rate. Certain ATM's in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan ...
... which local travelers will pick up passing through. There are begging gypsies here, who got way too close. They weren't threatening, but we watched our bags.
Then we went to what's left of Ulug Beg's observatory. He was a grandson of Tamerlane. He was not a fighter, but a studier, and engineer, patron of the arts......He became 'the Astronomer King'. He made Samarkand an intellectual center. His studies of the solar system, ...