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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking hotel
- Banquet room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... sheep seemed to have decayed the slowest.
On balance I would say that I actually favoured Bukhara as a destination to Samarkand as there was more of a "complete package" feel - as breathtaking as the Registan is, the wider area is less evocative of times gone past. It is in Bukhara that I was able to imagine life on the Silk Road in times past - and that, after all, is what the trip is all about.
- There is a ...
More sightseeing today of beautiful Bukhara, which continues to impress me to no end.
We started off by boarding the van for a short drive to outside the Old Town. We passed some of the streets of the newer part of Bukhara, which seems like a smaller but somehow much more alive city than Tashkent. We passed the university, where Rustam studied, and some shopping streets bustling with people. One fun fact ...
... descendants of one of the Lost Tribes, if you're inclined to believe in them).
Bukharan Jews, while mostly integrated into Sephardi traditions these days, had their own language -- similar to Yiddish or Ladino except that it was derived from the Tadjik-Persian language -- and their own unique music, clothing, foods, crafts and traditions. As many as 100,000 Jews lived in Uzbekistan at the height of the Soviet Union; most have since emigrated to ...
... of it's high amount of trade many were sold there and so the name. There is a semi-distinctive pattern used by Uzbekistan weavers but is not Bukhara's.
Off the beaten track is a large Necropolis dedicated to a Sufi branch leader of religious thought who developed the dervish off shoot. It has a two great mausoleums and many smaller ones. It too is undergoing restoration.
And so next along the Silk Road to Samarkand.
... Khan, my guide book states that this would probably have been the tallest building in central Asia, and it is probably still one of the most striking. Standing 47 metres tall, it has 10 metre-deep foundations, and its height is made up of 14 decorative bands, all with totally different designs in plain brick, except for one narrow band of blue tiles, in their first usage before they spread so widely under Tamerlane ...