Sasha & Son

Bukhara, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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The splendor of fabled Bukhara

A travel blog entry by wenzels


... of height, the highest building on Earth. Allegedly Genghis Khan was so impressed by it he had it spared. Later known as the Tower of Death it witnessed the demise of many a convicted criminal hurled from its roof tied up nicely in a sack to ease the ensuing cleanup. The Minaret looms over beautiful Mir-i-Arab Medrassa and the airy Kalon Mosque.

We really enjoyed our stroll through the old ...


A travel blog entry by mek1


Today we are in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan is an interesting country with an interesting history.

It is a blend of desert, oases, steppe and river valleys. Their history is one of multiple invaders from the herders of the north and the farmers of the south. They have been ruled by Persians, wandering tribes and even Alexander the Great. In the 300's there was a great sweep thru the area by Islamists all the way to the ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... and Buddhist aspects too. Hawkers were an unpleasant reminder of where tourists dwell. As is typical, the mausoleum is only a monument. The tomb is below.
Jalal invited Junami to give a short speech on some chap whose textbook was the foundation of European medicine for centuries. Why he humoured her--as Rachel has done with the Beast and the supposed language lessons--is beyond me.

We next entered the Chashma Ayub mausoleum 1,000 US. Job purportedly struck ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


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Saw Ben in the lobby. Anna was there too. Tended to loading what I could. The biggest advantage of two fewer people is more room in the back locker for bags [and of course two extra seats on the truck].

The little group of the Sisters, Dave, Dennis, Madame KGB and yours truly needed a name. Dave came up with Team Terry!

Leaving late seems to be a Dragoman ritual. Rachel had asked people to get any lunch items to minimize any down time. The drill overview ...


A travel blog entry by dstras


... touring again. My favorite things from Bukhara were the tall, intricate minaret from pre-Genghis Khan, the giant Arc fortress, and the carpet store. The carpet shop included a lesson on how carpets are made and the different types of carpets. The lesson was given by a young woman who was really engaging and funny and made the whole process memorable. We also saw a gorgeous small mausoleum that was decorated not by tiles but by intricate patterns made by the way the bricks were ...

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This hotel, located in Bukhara, is near Chor-Minor, Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, Afrasiab, and Mir-i Arab Madrasah.
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