Trip Start Aug 31, 2005
77Trip End Aug 25, 2006
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Khiva didn't disappoint. Its a very small fortressed city, with so many amazing buildings inside the walls that for the first hour I just stood and stared with my tongue hanging out. The only draw-back is that not many people live inside the walls so it can feel slightly lifeless compared to the very 'living' Bukhara. But man, its an amazing place!
I was only here for 2 nights so not much to say. The locals around town are all involved in the tourist trade and so not quite so innocently friendly as those in Bukhara, but I did get involved in a good many conversations. Oh, and for any people heading to Uzbekistan, the shopping in Khiva is a bit cheaper than in Bukhara - bargain hard! :)