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... the day admiring the beautiful madresas, mausoleums and mosques.
Plying the Tourist Route
The tourist route is well paved and lined with newly built boutique hotels. All the madresas have gift shops in the old classrooms and even the old mosques are lined with racks and tables laden with scarves, purses, rugs and the like. It adds color and the salespeople are pretty mellow. ...
... to practice their English, which they told me they study every day, along with Russian and Uzbek. For one of them , it was his favorite subject. Another liked history. They appeared to be 5th, maybe 6 th grade.Of course, they wanted to know where I was from.
One wanted to know where I was staying because his family owned a hotel. HIs older brother had moved to France, where he was in the hotel business. I let them lead the convo, as I'm ...
... cheesecake and divine chocolate cake- the insufficient lunch was forgiven!
We trawled through some more stalls and a park to eventually arrive at the oldest Muslim monument in Bukhara- Ismail Samani Mausoleum. Small in scale, this terracotta building had adept brickwork inside and out. The best part of our visit to this monument was when we were joined by some locals chanting in prayer inside- their devotion palpable in their ...
... of the overland trading routes. It was a capital city in the 9 & 10C and then again under a different regime in the 16C. At the peak of its influence it had a vast marketplace, dozens of specialist bazaars and caravanserais, more than 100 madrasahs (with over 10000 students ) and 300 mosques. We might risk developing madrasah fatigue here!
... charming and the sunset views from up on the city walls are magical.
*Andy has to go into new Khiva to buy 3 rd party car insurance. It was not possible to purchase from the UK end. It will be the same issue in many of ...