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... is usually tomato and cucumber and sprinkled with dill and parsley and thinly sliced onion.
After lunch we walked the flawless broad tourist street lined with souvenir shops, each selling the same stuff.
Bibi-Khanim Mosque and Mausoleum
More beautiful angles of tile work and blue domes came into view when we rounded the corner. Bibi Khanim mosque and mausoleum. We ...
... that we are not allowed to take pictures of cotton workers. I suspect because many under aged children work in the fields.
.....I wandered over to Dave and Cissy who each were recounting the 300 000 Uzbek som they received for the $100 bill. Half of Cissy's pile blew on the ground, their audience looking on in amusement.
The taxi negotiations started at $200 to Samarkand, we finally ...
... stuck, and needing to reverse, in a busy alleyway barely wider than the vehicle itself. We eventually roared through the city, but our dash to the platform had us all in a lather; it was the closest we had come so far on our trip to missing our ride.
We bade farewell to another city of evocative name; between it and Bukhara, there is a banquet for the senses and the mind that would sate any traveller. Whereas the latter had a centre out ...
... clear that the indigenous people employ every strategy possible to keep cooler.
At lunch time, we stopped at another restaurant. We were only 70 kilometres from Samarkand. Like a mad dog, I decided to go fruit hunting in the mid afternoon sun. Walking uphill and into the sun for a kilometre was really unpleasant. Eventually, I found my prize: a lovely melon. I shared it out and enjoyed the shade.
Very soon ...
... feel our bum cheeks and so began the task of navigating a city where major roads on the map are the equivalent of back alleys. Finding our first route blocked we turned around and as I drove down the street into the sun the combination of a dirty windscreen and glare meant that I ended up placing the car atop a drain cover sticking a good 30 cm above the street surface, Dom's warning coming a second too late. To the amusement of the locals, some Australian tourists (a photo of our ...