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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMinzifa Hotel Bukhara
gorgeous, thats all i can say. If you get a chance to stay here then you have a wonderful tour operator. My room was huge! Beautiful decor. Walking distance to the old city. Only downer....toillet didnt flush very well.
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Sorry, another brief history lesson. Bokhara had been a city on the Silk Road for a long time but blossomed under the Samanids in the 9th and 10th century and at its height it had over 300 mosques and 100 medrassas (my other book says 250) which schooled pupils from as far away as Yemen and Andalucia and had a Royal Library containing 45,000 …
One of the new high speed trains was waiting on the tracks. We assumed it was ours, but no, we had one of the slow moving Sharq trains. The station in Samarkand is new and disorganized and with plenty of asking around, we found our seats, second class, no airco. Someone had told us all classes have aircon but they turn it off in the 'winter'. A few seats from us sat an Irish guy in front of ...
... sun"; now we comprehended how minimal was the hyperbole. Here I struggle to convey, with paltry words, the magically fantastical ambience pervading; how the uniformly clay colours of the ageless edifices and the dusty thoroughfares so adeptly complement the sunlight's intensity; how the very breeze, and the sounds of conversation and hawking borne with it, seem so meet; how, when one drifts on the currents of the senses, time can be ...
We arrived at Bukhara after a short train trip, and we settled into a hotel close to Lyabi Hauz square, which is a pool/pond surrounded by a mosque, medressa (what else!), and some gardens and restaurants. It used to be one of the towns' sources of water in the past. It was all rather pleasing sitting there having a cold beer. There is a strong feel of the past, in particular the Silk Road route, with many old caravanserai (merchant trader hotel accommodation), archaeological remains ...
... as your lawyer and speak on your behalf. One of the better uses of lawyers I would say. (Sorry, Ann)
Tonight we visited a local home and had a home cooked meal of traditional Uzbek food. The highlight was plov, the Uzbek version of rice pilaf. Meat and carrots are cooked in oil and then layered with garlic, raisins, chickpeas, cumin, salt, and rice. Enough hot water is added to cover the rice, and the entire mixture is simmered till the rice is cooked through. Very ...