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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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... showing the stae of these building before the restoration (some might say rebuilding) and while they are magnificent they are not what Timur and his successors built. I took the trip to Shahrisabz, his home town, to see the remains of the buildings there including the vast entrance way to his palace (Ak-Saray). These are unrestored, unrenovated - stabilised maybe but no more. And as one of the books I read says you have the sense, looking at the tile decoration, that the ...
... in Samarkand and I was getting very excited. This name evokes so many emotions of mystery and wonder and here we were driving through the city centre.
We met Tony (a German I had travelled with in 2012) at the hotel. At the first sign of the swimming pool, I was changed and in the water. Simple pleasures!
I then went out to get some supplies. The hotel allowed me to use the kitchen so I rustled up a tuna/tomato ...
Written by Kris
4th -5th August
"We travel not for trafficking alone;
By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned:
For lust of knowing what should not be known
We take the Golden Road to Samarkand."
Stumbling across the poem 'The Golden Road to Samarkand' as a child the vision it evoked was one of far off exotic cities and adventure. Many an hour was spent daydreaming of this near mystical place, fuelling a desire to see the corners of the world ...
... this long. Anyway this whole part of the world is inundated with snickers and m&ms and coke and pringles, so no reason to save them. A second day of wandering in the city before we moved on. Lounging in parks and looking at more gold leafed amazing mosques and medressas. Eating lots of lachman(noodles with tomatoe meat stew) and shash-lyk(kebabs) and always the big round non bread from the tandeer. Oh, and piles of cucumbers and ...
... spices, fabulous-looking vegetables and fruit (I wish I had such produce for sale near me), breads. Kyla had a sudden low, so we sat outside for a bit to let her recover. Then we had lunch, sitting on a patio near the bazaar. It was very pleasant, but they forced us to pay for music, which was annoying. (I worried about it when I saw the band lacked a hat to pass around.)
After lunch, we walked all the way down the hill to another mausoleum, in the ancient city, ...