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... we get a feeling of the grandiosity of the buildings. The modern city has been layed out in a way that it's easy for tourists to visit the different mausoleums. All interconnected by a very clean and peacefull walkway. Maybe a bit too clean and artificial. You have to imagine hard the bustle of the ancient city and bazaar because now it has more ...
September 22-24, 2014
Abdu Hotel, $15 per person including breakfast
September 22, 2014
Breakfast was served on the covered terrace on large divan beds with pillows for back support. From there we got our first glimpse of the top half of the bright blue tiled domes and main buildings of Registan Plaza. What a sight.
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. ...
... postioned rooftop the previous morning, I decided to make the most of it for our final dawn in Samarkand. Rising before 6, I perched myself on the edge of the deserted balustrade surrounding the rooftop mezzanine. Facing east, I watched how a pinkish hue emerged from behind the Fan mountains, eventually illuminating the tin rooftops that appeared to stretch for as far as I could see. Turning westwards, I looked on in delight at how ...
... if one of the beauties caught his eye, he would throw her an apple as an invitation to a rendezvous. Interesting technique. The fellows on the trip have been discussing the cost of apples.
But change was afoot. Revolutionaries overthrew the Russian Tsar in 1917. The spirit of revolution spread through Central Asia, and in 1919 the last Bukharan Amir was thrown out and the area became part of the Soviet Union. Because the people all spoke ...