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... on arrival in the historic part of Bukhara. The streets are made of brick pavers which are all even. The madrassas, mosques, shops and other historic structures are fully refreshed with nary a spot of remodeling debris in sight. Clean and almost too sterile. Lyabi Haus is a tree line park plaza around a big pond.
We strolled through the merchant lined lanes and found Minzifa, a ...
Sat 13th:After a delicious early morning breakfast that included apple pancakes, Dalia met us at our hotel, and we ventured out to further explore the wonders of Bukhara. Our taste buds were further entertained by the exploits of the local bakers. The aroma of freshly baked bread wafted through the back alleys as we made our way towards Lyabi-Hauz square.
As we drifted through this peaceful plaza, adorned ...
... photo police in the market. Marat, our guide,argued for us adamantly, but the worst was that in a photo I was taking of a booth that sold fur hats, coats, I had gotten one of them in the picture. So they demanded to review all of the photos I had taken that morning and made me delete those with people. Marat explained that the problem is they're afraid of photos being posted on the internet ( remember ...
... a canal network and stone pools. It was infamous for its plagues and records show its inhabitants had a short average lifespan of 32 years during the 19C. The Russians modernised the water system, drained the pools and life expectancy improved.
... Khiva is famous for its distinctive minarets. They are gorgeous, amongst the loveliest we have seen. And by now we have seen a considerable number. Traditionally each madrasah would have a minaret located close by so that students could be summoned to prayer/ lessons. Minarets were also considered symbols of power, were useful as watchtowers and provided the necessary height for quick disposal of criminals.
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