Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace
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... Heloise - a French friend I had met during my time studying in Hong Kong, so this very much felt like the next "phase" of my journey back west.
Arrival at Tashkent Airport was my first major brush with the rigid bureaucracy that had been conspicuously absent from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Our time in Tashkent was to be perhaps the most irritating period of the trip so far as we spent our two days grappling with a range of systems that I ...
... piece band who had all the instruments for a major show: drums, keyboard, guitar etc although it was immediately obvious that not one was actually playing an instrument! They all mimed to the CD track that was played in the background (which was most often the one about beautiful girls and angels)...it was rather entertaining to watch the guitarist or keyboard player dash from lazily puffing on a cigarette when he realised his instrument ...
... plans here because he was bragging too much about his prowess in the bedroom.
It cools down a lot after the sun sets, very pleasant. The owner brought out his "dutar", a long neck two stringed guitar and played for us.
September 30, 2014
Return to the Hall of Luxury
By 10 am we made it to the train station ticket office in order to score 2 lower beds ...
... job. The offer of immediate free housing was too good to pass up so many stayed on, and the population of Tashkent grew rapidly and became more diverse. Now, housing must be purchased, but it is very expensive. Apartments average $1500/sq m, and mortgages are only available from government banks that charge 23% interest.
We walked through the narrow streets of one of the remaining old neighborhoods, mahallas, that still exist. Traditionally, several generations lived around ...
... of the town is Freedom Square where a globe now stands on Lenin's plinth and trees now inhabit the whole area. Fountains and update to date clean buildings complete the image.
The War Memorial has been resigned in the Uzbek style and contains the names of those lost engraved on copper pages of large books..
Uzbekistan does not compete with Turkmenistan over buildings, but is very proud of building the most expensive building in central Asia, ...