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... Those were tough times to be an alien abroad... ( I should add that this Emir, Nasrullah, was the worst of them, known as 'the Butcher', having killed off his brothers and 28 relatives in order to clear the path to the throne...)
I could go on detailing the fabulous buildings at length, but I'll spare you! However I have to mention the Kalon ('great') Minaret and its neighbours. Built way back in 1127 ...
... and majolica. Bukhara is much more restrained - it has some of these things but much of the construction and the decoration is in plain, sand-coloured, fired brick. It is quite compact but there is so much to see it means a lot of walking.
I arrived by a 4 hour train ride from Samarkand - not the bullet train anymore, this one was called the Sharq. Pleasant hotel round a courtyard - though I'm in the annexe down the road which ...
... on it. I don't think there's anywhere in the world where Disney hasn't reached. Today there was a little girl with Minnie Mouse shorts.... I did go through the domed bazaar district, a Silk Road trading area. Many of the crafts are the same. We hadn't had time to shop as a group. One little sales girl ,Rasmila had been sweet , so I was glad to find her again and give her some business. Finally got back to the Lyabi Hauz, a park with a pond, and is a center of activity. One can ...
... fried egg atop a heap of noodles mixed with spiced shredded beef), our guide left us to our own devices for the day. The heart of Bukhara is the Old City, which has been faithfully preserved, and barring motorised transport and electric cables, differs little from how it may have appeared four centuries ago. Already, en route to our repast, we had been shown the synagogue; one of the few still functioning in central Asia, we can confirm ...
... Captain Conolly were victims of the British government's ineptitude. In 1839 Stoddard was sent to reassure the Emir about the British Invasion of Afghanistan ( history does seem to repeat itself doesn't it ). But the Emir was displeased that Stoddard brought no gifts ( bribes? ) and carried no letter from Queen Victoria, all indicating a misjudged level of diplomacy. He was thrown into prison to languish amongst vermin and rodents. Conolly was sent to ...
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