Did I enjoy Bukhara?

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March 7th 2014
Published: March 7th 2014
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I entered Bukhara on a grey morning day of November with the firm intention to save money on accommodation. In Samarkand many people told me it was impossible to get any cash out in Uzbekistan (and Turkmenistan and Iran!) so I had to make sure the US Dollars I had hidden at the bottom of my bike-panniers would last me for the last 10 days of my stay in Uzbek + 5 more days in Turkmenistan and at le... Read Full Entry

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Kalon MinaretKalon Minaret
Kalon Minaret

built in 1127. It was probably the tallest minaret at the time. "kalon" means great in Tajik. 47m tall with 10m-deep foundations. Chinggis Khan was so dumbfounded by it that he ordered it spared.
Visiting BukharaVisiting Bukhara
Visiting Bukhara

in every single street and alley there are amazing monuments
Mir-i-Arab MedressaMir-i-Arab Medressa
Mir-i-Arab Medressa

Mir-i-Arab was a 16th century sheikh from Yemen who had a strong influence on the Shaybanid ruler Ubaidullah Khan

7th March 2014

I enjoyed Bukhara...
more than Samarkand as it is more intimate feeling...everything close together and more authentic than a big commercial city. I think I was in the Visa shop where you exchanged money...there had to be one in town in order for me to buy a Bukhara silk carpet!
8th March 2014

Sorry to hear of your computer issues. We continue to enjoy following your trip.
13th March 2014

Couple of elderly people...but still on the road :-)
Good to read your last blog posts (I think the title of this comment answers your compliment). I do hope to see you on the road and on your bike too! Happy days back in China "foreigner". Take care amigo! Beijos e abraços

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