Hotel Samarkand Plaza

St. Dagbitskaya-Rudaki, Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts

A travel blog entry by samber

... wondering what kept hitting me. I woke a few times myself to remove things creeping up my arms but didn't realise the magnitude of the problem until seeing a few of the little critters scurrying under some nearby luggage. We headed straight from the train to the hotel and were sorely disappointed to be told the power had just turned off and there would be no hot water until it was back on. When that would be, who knows. So instead of washing away the cockroach poop ...

Slightly Sick in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by marqual


... the common room of a house that was right on the main street thru the Jewish quarters. I could see many people thru the windows. There were 6 men there and 3 were playing dominoes for 1000 som per game (about 40 cents). There were several sets of tables and chairs and a flat screen TV with the Russian news on. The opposite wall had a picture of the president of Uzbekistan, who is from Samarkand. When I told them my name was Lisa, they dubbed me "Mona Lisa". They ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... the local chorsu or bazaar. It contained the usual hustle and bustle of such places, including a range of photographic opportunities. What set it off was the huge area for onions and seeing kurut, the tart tasting dried yogurt, available by the ladle.

We continued to the mosque area, the largest of the domes. There was a fee for the entrance and/or the camera 3,000 US. Work is being done at the original palace site to spruce things up, clearly some expectation ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... and 1900 dinner in the old town, a great idea from Dave as we may not otherwise be there. Today will be my turn to play banker for Dennis. Back for some diary updating.

Guests Michelle, Angela, Pam and Dennis arrived fashionably late after 1800, a fair chunk of the premium vodka I got for Fred consumed. Lots of chatting about the group, naturally at their expense. Pam seems to be the resource to the best trip gossip.

Bus Bukhara Samarkand

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... boulevard Navoi (former Leninskaya) and saw lots of women working without tools to keep the grass nice and tidy. They literally did the edges by pulling up grass by hand. The president himself is coming to town later this month and it looked like a lot of sprucing up was going on. As usual sprinkling of grass everywhere. Pretty sad with more important jobs needing to get down. Roads pretty pathetic leading into Registan ...

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This hotel, located on St. Dagbitskaya-Rudaki, Samarkand, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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