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... from the Arabic and suggests a far more Middle Eastern influence than in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. It was in this part of town that I decided to stop and have my hair cut by a guy who can’t have been much older than 15 and who insisted I take a selfie with him afterwards – in fairness he did a really good job!
The following day began with what was to become a bit of a saga as I tried to get one of the lenses for my camera ...
"We travel not for trafficking alone;
By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned:
For lust of knowing what should not be known
We take the Golden Road to Samarkand."
-- James Elroy Flecker
Hi from Samarkand! This is, sad to say, the last destination on my epic Silk Road Odyssey before I head back to Tashkent to go home. Hard to believe, with all the places I've seen and all the distance I've covered, but this is ...
... that are common in the area, it nevertheless remains a truly impressive sight. Nearby is the Tilla-Kari Medressa, finished in 1660, with its tiled courtyard and domed ceiling. The other attraction of note in the site is the tall minarets, which you can arrange for an ad hoc tour to the top of, for a negotiable rate.
... Age it seems, when they were the rulers of the world even though things aren't so great right now. I noticed the same sentiment in Mongolia, a worship of Genghis Khan, as giving them a time in the sunshine even though they are now one of the most backward countries in the world. Yet both men led massive slaughters. Pick any despot in history; Stalin, Hitler, Darius, etc. and these two would exceed them. I do not know the number for Genghis Khan but he( his son, the ...
... that was driven by a waterwheel that would crush the bark into mush. The mush was spread on screens to dry, then, hand smoothed. The resulting paper was very strong - it can hold the printed word for up to 2,000 years. Not as significant as the mosques, but I found it more interesting. Our final dinner in Uzbekistan was another native feast featuring barbecued pork, chicken, and lamb. We were entertained by four dancers doing different native dances and we finished the evening with ...