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... they never need to be sharpened. Every now and then you get a glimpse down a street that you can just about imagine to have not changed for centuries.
On the first day we started with the Char Minar which roughly translates as four minarets - a name I had remembered from a sight of the same name (and a similar design) that I visited in Hyderabad in India. It was formally one of the gates to the city and is now visited by absolutely everybody after ...
... and warlords established powerful regional kingdoms such as Shah Mohamed II. Along about 1200 -1230 Genghis Khan came through and conquered everything and destroyed most of the cities though each invading group before also caused a lot of destruction. Following Genghis Khan and the decline of the Mongol Empire, Tamerlane establish a huge empire ( 1330-1400) and the Khorezem kingdoms developed just to the North. Then the Russians and ...
... right here.
My route back towards the centre passed by several ancient medressas and a couple of interesting old mosques, all just sitting there while the locals got on with their lives around them. And I realised why Khiva, which I had enjoyed, is described as 'lifeless' - I didn't find it so, but I am glad I was there before here, or my reaction might have been different. ...
... own not quite so nice courtyard and where the internet stopped working within hours of my arriving so I have to toddle over to the main hotel for that.
This is halfway through my trip (I know - doesn't time fly) so I'm taking it slow here before the mad dash through Turkmenistan and Iran - even so in 7 hours of walking and visiting I managed most of the major monuments on Day 1. It was Friday so some were closed to visitors - ...
... for a cab since we have big luggage. He dropped us at the Lyabi-Hauz Plaza from where we needed to walk to Sarrafon B&B, a hundred meters into the pedestrian only part of the old town.
The son of the owner spotted us as we arrived and came to help us with our luggage. It was a good thing for us because we would have had a heck of a time finding his place down an unmarked lane.
We got a ...