Ideal Hotel

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

The Modern Silk Road

A travel blog entry by ahartry


... Registan, although, as far as I’ve heard, the square is the most impressive site.

Returning to the hotel, we checked email, then Paul and the kids went out for dinner. I joined them around 9pm, and we walked to the Registan to see if it were lit up (as we could see that they were installing lights up). It was not really lit, which was sad, so we returned to the hotel and had a glass of wine, then went to bed.


Slightly Sick in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by marqual


... with french fries. Neither of us were having a strong stomach these last couple days so we just opted for french fries. There were no free tables in the cafe but a couple ladies motioned for us to sit with them. With very limited English, we discovered that these ladies with golden teeth were from Tajikistan and they sold fruits in the market. Barb, Linc, Bree, and I shopped at the souviner shops at the bazaar. I was tempted by a couple items (an embroidered jacket ...

Mirror of the World, Centre of the Universe

A travel blog entry by bdsaly


... complete disarray – saved only by the dogged persistence, persuasive powers and last minute rearrangements effected by Victoria, our excellent local guide. The next morning all streets were reopened and my cell phone suddenly burst into life – phone service first, followed a few hours later by Internet access.

Old habits apparently die hard - it would seem that you can take Uzbekistan out of the Soviet Union, but not the Soviet Union out of Uzbekistan…. ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... Medrassa was certainly the more striking of the two we entered. Influences included Egyptian, Chinese and Jewish.

The principal influence on the Taj Mahal was Humayun's Tomb in present day New Delhi. In turn, the guiding spirt for Humayun's Tomb was the mausoleum built for Timur.

Lunch followed after 1340. There was no cook available but had a decent lamb and apricot stew 20,000 US. The tour concluded at Timur's Mausoleum. Dennis, Dave and I cabbed it back ...

Number three on the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


Big day on the tourist trail for us with visits to the 'must sees'. Same weather as usual with not a cloud to be seen and temperatures in the 30ish. The photos of Registan one has seen are obviously fantastic but when you walk around you still find it hard to be truly awed. Must be because of the sterile setting. Again pedestrian boulevards with six lanes. Grass constantly watered and people tending those enormous areas. The buildings in which people lived ...


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