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The power flickered on and off, the side streets turned to mud, it was windy, it was cold, it was wet...it was Bukhara. In just three days, they received as much rain as they normally do in a years time.
Trudging through the mudded side streets and alley ways with my guide, being stopped occasionally by the local children who, in their best …
... pay $5 to have unlimited spicy tea, coffee, and sweets. We had ginger, spice and herb, and saffron tea. We also tried cinnamon and cardamon turkish coffee. The sweets included walnuts, raisins, honey seasame squares, rock sugar, and a white bar that was a bit like non-chocolate fudge.
Next, I had an appointment at the Hamman. This is a 16th century Hamman, a steamroom/bathhouse (now often referred to as a "Turkish bath"). There was one dome in the middle with a ...
... across from the Ark, Bukhara’s fortress. The Ark with its high brick walls and rounded-off watchtowers was to be the last Uzbek independent stronghold against the Soviets in 1918. We also visited the nearby prison with its not-at-all inviting pits.
A quick side-trip took us to the Ismail Samani Mausoleum. The 10th century architecture of this square domed tomb displays ...
... due to language. The waiter was exasperated/smart enough to call someone who spoke English. Things got sorted.
The food was fine and our meal was about a third of what it would have been in the tourist area 9,000 US. Lots of good natured ribbing amongst ourselves, the Beast never far from many a slag [but still far from a shag].
That Dave did not find downing 40 oz of vodka amongst the other five in an hour to be excessive left most ...
... to the Hotel Old City, a spot with a nice courtyard area. The rooms are functional. Turning on the shower, the pressure of the water knocked the nozzle off that regulated the nature of the water flow.
Down to get internet access 6,000 US and two bottles of water 6,000 US. Mucked around before 1915 rendezvous with the other members of Team Terry. We walked into the old city on pretty much of a straight route from the hotel. It was nice to get a bit of the twilight, but a ...
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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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