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Otahodjaev Str. 10, Samarkand, 140143, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

Heart of the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by triptalk on Jun 04, 2014

2 comments, 23 photos

... are staying in old town nearby so it is a nice neighborhood stroll to see the sights which leads to nice encounters with the local hairdresser and students and random ladies saying hello. People are super friendly. And I have decided that most ladies here look like fortune tellers. Also, as I am writing this at 5 am the sun is rising and I am finally eating the m&ms I bought in the Osaka airport with my last Yen. It's a miracle ...

The City at the Center of the World

A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 29, 2014

93 photos

... around. After taking thousands of photographs (although, with the overcast, the light was bad), we went inside, to see the courtyard of two of the madrasas. They were also beautiful, and peaceful. The buildings have been extensively restored, and 70% of the tile work is new. The third madrasa was closed, but as it is nearly identical to the one on the other side, we did not feel like we had lost out.

From here, we walked to the mausoleum of Tamerlane, which we ...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts

A travel blog entry by samber on Nov 01, 2013

122 photos

... 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 on Oct 30, 2013

9 photos

... and the smell was making my stomach churn. By lunchtime I knew that eating was not a good idea so I rested on the truck. By mid afternoon and much driving on bumpy roads, I had to have the truck stop twice so that I could throw up. We got into the hotel in Samarkand by 3:30 and I immediately ran to the bathroom. By 4:00 I had the chills and I was in bed for the night - falling in and out of sleep and watching TV (more like surfing the 300 channels in Chinese, ...

SWINGING IN SAMARKAND

A travel blog entry by mek1 on Sep 29, 2013

29 photos

... Kari Medressa has a mosque with a delicate ceiling covered in gold leaf. The dome is flat inside but looks domed because of the tapered design around the bottom edges.

Then on to Bibi-Khanym Mosque built by the wife of Tamerlane to honor his return. This was once one of the largest mosques in the world, but earthquakes and nature has severely damaged it. Then on to ...

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This hotel, located on Otahodjaev Str. 10, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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