Travel Blogs from Samarkand
... I lost the battle and had a quick snooze!! That evening after resting,exercise to go back into the Registan to see whether it was well lit... umm, it wasn't, in fact the tress surrounding it were lit. Seemed like a bit of a lighting fail. Ahh well, we stayed in town and had dinner in a bit of a touristy restaurant where I got to try the Samarkand version of Plov (rice and meat - national dish of Uzbekistan) and Luke had a nice lamb and apricot dish. What made ...
... it seems the old woodwork has been replaced by metal doors. It was near a small mosque that I was approached by a man in a long purple robe and skull cap.
Him: How do you like Samarkand
Me: I like it very much <pause> but it's very cold
Him: come with me
Me: <following him> Um, where are we going?
Him: A house. A casino
I am always wary of a scam but felt that I should check this out. We just took a few ...
... sum was 160,000 US. If high, it was only less than $5 each and it got the job done rather than standing around in the hot morning sun. Dave took the front seat heading out. We started at 0925.
Our cabbie spoke effectively no English but phoned his niece who did speak our language, smoothing out the time we wanted to spend at Shakhrisyabz. It was a great idea, reflective of the helpfulness others had also witnessed from Uzbeks [the Sisters had had a cab ride comped by a ...
Sat with Jen. Chatted about Morocco's olives and her travels in China. Everybody had a bit of sleep. I did a couple of puzzles, observed the passing scenery and closed my eyes for more than I will care to admit. I also pretty much completed the Dragoman feedback form for the first leg.
The train was a fast one, zipping along at over 100 kph. There were few stops, one being at Gulistan, the Land of Flowers in the ...
Big day on the tourist trail for us with visits to the 'must sees'. Same weather as usual with not a cloud to be seen and temperatures in the 30ish. The photos of Registan one has seen are obviously fantastic but when you walk around you still find it hard to be truly awed. Must be because of the sterile setting. Again pedestrian boulevards with six lanes. Grass constantly watered and people tending those enormous areas. The buildings in which people lived ...
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