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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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... is a long way to go. Uzbekistan ("stan"means "land") is about the size of California with a population of thirty million; Muslims account for 88% of the population. Being a strong Muslim country, most of our sight seeing will be to mosques and mausoleums. Uzbekistan used to be a major power in the 14th century when Amir Timur was king ( King Tamerlane in western history). In terms of conquering, Timur was the fourth largest conquerer in history behind Genghis Khan, Alexander the ...
... down the slope, just simple brick or stone markers.
Back at the Registan, I stood on the viewing platform and looked across at the 3 medressas around the central square, trying to imagine it as it once was, a wall to wall bazaar between the majestic edifices. But I failed. In Bukhara, the shadows of the past cast by the minarets and medressas over the comings and ...
... Rick after in two hours at the main entrance. Dave and I made it quickly through the less interesting stalls selling shoes, school supplies and Chinese junk.
At the back of the property we found only a few stalls selling textiles but none close to the quality we had seen at the Uzbek merchant in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. The sales people surrounded us and with each vying for our ...
... the early 19th century. How it was tied at the back indicated a lady's marital status. Its weight and design makes the chador seem like breath of fresh air!
E: In the aesthetically superior courtyard of its brother opposite, the Sher Dor, we continued in the same vein; this time an instrument maker and virtuoso performer delivered a speedy tutorial, demonstration included, on the music of Turkestan; our man in Bukhara retained the claim ...
... 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 ...