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... the ancient kingdom of Khorezm, part of which now lies in Uzbekistan. We stopped at another burial complex. It is their custom that people want to be buried close to the mausoleum of the holy man, because then they will be in his light, and that will help them get into heaven. So the mausoleums are surrounded by extensive cemeteries, including recent graves. It is a custom for pilgrims/ visitors to build little cairns/pyramids of 7 ...
... text-size-adjust: auto;">*We spend the morning walking around and seeing the sights. The souvenir stalls are just setting up. Many of the salespeople speak better French than English. They tell us that morning prices are cheaper than later in the day by up to 30%. Now that's a novel sales pitch. They readily quote prices in Euros which always infuriates SG, who prefers to pay in local currency.
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*And then suddenly we are in desert territory again. This continues for 300 km or so until we approach Bukhara where the land once more becomes fertile and cultivated.
... Khan and the Mongols terrorized folks throughout Central Asia. Khan rode through with an army of 125,000 destroying everything in his path. He had no interest in settlements, preferring open desert through which his army could easily move. Remember yesterday's tall minaret that was spared destruction perhaps because Khan wanted to use it as a watchtower? Today we visited another building that escaped his wrath, the 11th century Mosque in the Pit (English translation). ...
... group buys a glorious red carpet made of hair from the necks of baby camels (being assured that they are shorn not killed). We flee temptation and run round the corner to be faced with a portrait of Lenin staring at us from yet another carpet - a pretty rapid cure for temptation.
By the end of the tour our senses are reeling so we are grateful when our guide takes us to a German cafe for some pomegranate juice. Nobody quite knows whether ...
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