International Hotel Tashkent
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
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... be home by tomorrow afternoon, if all goes well.
I'm quite sad to be leaving. I admit I probably won't miss squat toilets, and I'm rather looking forward to drinkable tap water, a hot shower and sleeping in my own bed. But I will definitely miss relaxing on an outdoor supa in a courtyard in perfect weather, eating Uzbek pastries and sipping tea in the shadow of ancient minarets, dancing with elaborately-dressed locals in ...
... to return our passports.
She hopes that we get our visas in time but could not guarantee it. Not very reassuring.
We hurried back to hotel, stopped for lunch of great Sashlik (kebabs) at the market on the way. We left the bulk of our luggage at the Mirzo Guest House and only took to Khiva what we needed for a week.
... toothed Uzbek women, their cargo, an extensive array of packages, goods bought cheaply in Istanbul destined for sale in the Uzbek markets. It seemed like the Silk route was alive and kicking. Historically (and geographically) the city of Samarkand was the centre of the universe in Silk Route times; the meeting of trading roads from India, Persia, Russia, China and Europe. Bukhara and Khiva completed the chain across what is known today as Uzbekistan. In more recent ...
... and fruit. There seemed to be an aisle for everything - baskets, fabrics, candies, cakes, toys, etc. It was a little early for lunch so we decided to come back to the market after a walk to some mosques on the north side of the city. The architecture here was amazing. I was standing in a large plaza with brick buildings with blue domes and high minarets surrounding me. This is my first taste of this architecture - the mosques will be older and more beautiful ...
... noted Uzbekistan is a secular society. Burqas are not allowed.
We went into a large department store where water was the principal purchase 1,000 US. Ms Intersection has a rather sheer number on, its off-putting manner only matched by her bright baby blue running shoes. The local opera house is named after the same medieval poet.
Jalal is a bit of a character. He seems more interested in passing on information than learning our names.
We went to ...