Travel Blogs from Samarkand
... bride and some of their family. The bride looked extremely unhappy probably because it was at least 40 degrees and she was decked out in a heavy dress and layers of makeup. After I had finished my wedding photoshoot we carried on through a street market to reach a mosque and mausoleum which weren't really different than any other ones we had seen. We headed back to Samarkand at midday and spent the rest of the afternoon at the hotel (which unfortunately had no wifi or air ...
... traditional te house before the last stop. Timur's Tomb. The tomb was originally built for Timur's grandson in 1404 who was killed in Turkey. When Timur died unexpectedly on his way to conquer China his body was interred here in what has become a family tomb. Timur's grave is covered by a huge piece of dark green jade sitting on a green onyx base. The last day is filled with exploring the local market, taking tea, trying to buy ground coffee and indulging in a ...
... French, German, Spanish, etc). The majority of the English channels were actually Christian TV - lots of preachers - which seemed odd given how sensitive the Uzbek customs officials were in looking for missionary materials.
A little bit about Samarkand - the city is the crossroads of the Silk Road. When poets and authors write about the silk road, often this city is mentioned. As we drove into the city, there were nice views of the blue tiles domes and ...
... of tiles and tile work.
This evening we went to a light show at the Registan with champagne. It was very beautiful. The evenings here are very cool with the temperature being about 66 degrees F. After the light show at the Registan we all went to dinner at a local hotel where we were entertained with a fashion show of contemporary Samarkand fashions.
All in all a GREAT day!
... two Canucks over that period].
Saw Jalal so got $200 US exchanged for c 512,000 US, better than 10% better than the official rate. He asked me for another US $100 bill because it was a bit dirty, something that always makes me laugh in Third World countries.
A quick shower and then the three amigos headed out. Dave stumbled on a very nice, outdoor place, shaded with fans throwing water. Ordering was a bit fun, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Zarina Samarkand
Easy walking distance to the Registan the main sight. Good breakfast. No WIFI, Basic rooms but clean.
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