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Easy walking distance to the Registan the main sight. Good breakfast. No WIFI, Basic rooms but clean.
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... and Islam
were all practiced here in this enormous city. The peoples were all different
when it came to cultural appearance as well. The empires of the regions have
been conquering territories near the city that armies have been sited through
... walnuts in apricots and the thin slices of dried melon wrapped around walnuts. The nougat laden with pistachios also made my mouth water. Picture perfect pomegranates in stacked in neat pyramids and next to metal buckets overflowing with just picked sweet and juicy grapes. But what made the market so special for me was the women in their floral print dresses(often made of velvet) their hair ...
... out after we aroused and ascended. With the Fan Mountains appearing to hover over in Tajikistan, not far to the southeast, and the eye being naturally drawn to the mediaeval monoliths peppering the modern city, the vista was exquisite.
We passed Registan en route to the final resting place of he whose name is synonymous with the city- Tamerlane (Timur Bacach), founder of the Timurid dynasty at the end of the 14th century, alleged ...
... was a rather modest harem of 45 women. Young women were recruited around age 12 and were kicked out of the harem by age 25 if they hadn't had a child. This generated a lot of jealousy in the harem. If one girl was shown much favor by the amir, she was subject to harassment and perhaps even poisoning by her harem mates. The women's courtyard featured a pond where the young women would cool off. Apparently, the amir would sit on a balcony overlooking the ...
... hit for another 3000 Sum photo permit, but find it hard to get a good shot because everything is oversized - you get a crick in the neck just from looking at the top of the front wall. Instead we content ourselves with trying to capture some of the beautiful clothes worn by women walking by. A group of ladies on a trip from the Ferghana Valley stop us: they have a movie camera and would like us to feature in their film of their trip of a lifetime. It ...