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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- 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 …
... car had me guzzling too much water and needing the loo a couple of times : I asked the driver to pull over, thinking it wouldn't be too hard to pee inconspicuously in all that sand, but though he agreed, he never actually stopped until we passed a petrol station, where on both occasions the loos were a lot less pleasant than the open desert and the fumes even worse than in the car! Looking at the deposits on the edge of ...
September 25, 2014
SAMARKAND to BUKHARA by train 3 hours ($9 each)
Sarrafon B&B $35, double including breakfast
Slow Train Coming
Word was that there are always open seats on the train to Bukhara and we didn't bother buying our seats in advance. We took a taxi to the station and found the ticket booth easily enough but they took FOREVER with each customer. Luckily, we had ...
... only for a moment.
In late afternoon, as we walked northwards, some unnameable siren's call drew me into a small square to our right. And I beheld wonder unmaimed; the zenith of the Silk Road. When I close my eyes now, at a remove of three weeks, I am instantly transported back; its vibrancy and immediacy dims not; three years, three decades hence I vow it will endure unspoiled.
The plaza measures roughly twenty metres in ...
... me to a beer and we (Dennis and I) sat together speaking in English and in French. Great guys! This exemplifies my reason for travelling as it is about engaging with local people. Magic!
After a filling breakfast, I set off into the old city. Firstly, I visited the Medressa west of Lyabi Hauz. It was early enough in the morning to have avoided the numerous stalls that inevitably accompany the tourist attractions in these places.