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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 …
Bukhara was another 6 hours across the desert, in a share-taxi. For the first hour we drove along a scarred road through village after village, with women tending vegetable plots, donkey carts carrying people to the tree-bordered fields, kids walking between home and school, and occasional young goat herders squatting roadside as their flocks wandered. In this rural scene, it ...
... to say a single critical word, however mild, about Uzbekistan, the minting of a denomination higher than 1000 sum (25c approximately) might be a progressive step. There is the occasional lucrative 5000 note circulating, though a sighting is as rare as that of a functioning camel. Thus the exchange of $100, a la the late Weimar republic, practically requires a wheelbarrow; the paying of a restaurant bill an abacus.
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* Although our journey is a relatively soft option compared to their 1000cc endurance, they are genuinely interested in what we are doing . They have caught the road bug at a young age and a long life of driving adventures lies before them. We are equally impressed by the challenge they are undertaking. ...
... 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.