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From Georgia, we had a two and a half hour flight to Samarqand (Samarkand). Uzbekistan is a former Russian country which split from Russia when the USSR collapsed in 1991. Unlike Georgia, the communist party maintained control over the country even though there were elections. The communist leader (dictator) has run the country as a state-controlled economy and the economy is even worse shape than that of Georgia's; recently, the pro-democratic party has begun to gain a majority, ...
... and mosaics, simple stones commemorate them above the crypts that Iie beneath.
Shah i Zinda, in another part of the city, is where Tamerlane chose to bury his family and friends. This avenue of mausoleums translates as 'Tomb of the Living King', on account of its original holy shrine, the grave of Qusam ibn-Abbas, cousin of the Prophet Mohammed, to whom the arrival of Islam in ...
... had there umbrellas up as we ate it didn't last long but it was pretty disconcerting! The food was already on the table and most of us were pretty nervous about eating much as we didn't know how long it had been sitting there and as a consequence quite a few people got sick. One of the risks of travelling to third world countries. We have got a very big day in Jerusalem today leaving at 8am.
September 21, 2014
DUSHANBE to SAMARKAND 483 k
Hotel Abdu (Bahodir 2) $15 per person, ensuite with breakfast
Uzbekistan $1=3000 Som
More bribes, stacks of money and cranking our negotiation skills up a notch.
Night Under the Persimmon Tree
Mohamed, our driver, spent the night in the yard under the persimmon tree on one of those large dining "beds" so common here. ...
... close together so it is an alley way of these magnificent tiled facades, and at one point one is surrounded by it in close quarters. My camera wasn't capable of capturing that feeling. One note, the guide said that one time a group of American Christians stood outside one of the chambers with perfect acoustics and sang Amazing Grace. Surprisingly they didn't get in trouble, because even the imam (Muslim leader )thought it sounded so ...