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... of an empire which ran from Turkey to India. Under his successors it was one of the Islamic world’s great cities – up there with Damascus and Baghdad and was a centre of learning and culture. Its history stretches back even further than this however - Alexander the Great conquered "Markanda", as it was once called and archaeologists have found Greek coins in the ruins of the old city. As with most of Central Asia, the history between ancient ...
... of cash here. She just laughed and patted her chest pockets and said "Uzbek women carry here! That's why so big!"
There weren't any assigned seats, and when we got to the festival it was still pretty empty. We sat down and settled in to watch. After intros, we were treated to folk musicians representing Bulgaria, China, Finland, Italy, Latvia and -- just before we left for dinner -- Mongolia. There were over 100 countries represented over the course of ...
The are few trains from Tashkent to Samarkand. The fast ones (skorostnikoi, I think) are comfortable and new. It takes about 3 hours. Warning!! It's better buying the ticket in advance (1 or 2 days before) because the trains are full and tickets use to be sold.out. Be patient when you're in the cue to buy the tickets: the stff doesn't ...
... route that once joined Asia and Europe. Because of its position, Samarkand was and, to an extent, still is, part of an interchange of different populations, cultures and ideas. The roots of the city go back far into the ancient world, in the 7th century BC, when the settlement there was known as Afrasiab. The height of the ...
... can be eaten. - in Sri Lanka, monkey's were outside our patio. We were warned not to open the doors and to keep them locked. One of our fellow travelers forgot and left the door closed, but unlocked. A monkey opened the door, took two bananas on the table plus the sugar packets from the coffee maker, then left. (He/she did not close the door.). Linda wanted more pictures of the monkeys, so she "stole" two bananas from the breakfast buffet and returned to ...