Samarkand Hotel

University St, 1, Samarkand, 703026, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

The City at the Center of the World

A travel blog entry by ahartry

93

... one policeman told us it was closed, while his companion said it was open. So we decided, Kennedy-style, to pretend that we did not receive one telegram, and walked into the Square. We were about the only ones around, and I have to say, the Registan is spectacular, not disappointing at all. The massiveness of the archways, the size of the square, the beauty of the mosaic work – amazing. We could not believe our good luck to get in, with virtually no ...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts

A travel blog entry by samber

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122

... wondering what kept hitting me. I woke a few times myself to remove things creeping up my arms but didn't realise the magnitude of the problem until seeing a few of the little critters scurrying under some nearby luggage. We headed straight from the train to the hotel and were sorely disappointed to be told the power had just turned off and there would be no hot water until it was back on. When that would be, who knows. So instead of washing away the cockroach poop ...

Slightly Sick in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by marqual

9

... of the square. By 6:30 I was walking towards the square. About half way there I saw something that looked like our truck drive by. As I neared the square, I saw about 8 people from our group there. A couple girls from our trip had been there at sunset the prior night and they had bribed a guard to let them climb a minaret to watch the sunset. He told them to be back at 7:00 with a small group and we could pay the climb for sunrise. This turned out to be lucky for me. ...

Mirror of the World, Centre of the Universe

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

1
22

... known in English, the "Conqueror of the World".

Modern day Uzbekistan has elevated Tamerlane to the status of national hero, but ironically, Tamerlane was not an Uzbek but a Mongol, a sheep rustler from what is described as a “minor tribe”. By 1370, through intrigue, political maneuvering and marrying the right widow, Tamerlane succeeded in reaching the top of the pile with the title of Amir (commander). Over the next 35 years and twenty or so ...

A GLIMPSE OF GREATNESS

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

5

... up as she would not travel from there with Jalal. This presumably accounts for what we were told was to be Ben's 0300 arrival in Samarkand and a late departure after 1000, impacting on our holiday as we will be able only to do the sunset camel ride today, the lake being left until tomorrow.

The girls were having a field day with CC's swimming attire. June had the best line, suggesting somebody talk to the Acolyte about 'Speedo management'.

Not in the mood ...

Location

This hotel, located on University St, 1, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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