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
I am a 36-year old language teacher, currently working in Beijing. I was born in France but China has been my home for many years. I taught French and English in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, for 6 years. I never thought I would stay in China for such a long time but it’s been an amazing experience! Professionally speaking, teaching Chinese students is extremely rewarding. They are so hard-working and eager to learn new things. And then China… there aren’t enough words to describe this intricate (hence fascinating) country.
“China is not to be liked or disliked: i... full info
Kalon Minaretbuilt 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.