Samarkand - Daniel's tomb, mosques and of course more food May 3rd 2007 Day 1 in Samarkand had been so rewarding that we decided to get up bright and early today ... actually the truth is that the bed was kind of a bit dusty and the room a tad too musty to encourage a nice leisurely sleep.
Breakfast at Hotel Zarina was supposedly 'a typical uzbek' breakfast, complete with French cheese, criossants, and Nescafe coffee. Hmmm.... I think not. Add to the fact that ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Samarkand Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more