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Big bread for big mouths

Mmmm... nothing like hot giant round bread thingys ... except for the fact that they've been sitting in the sun all day with the flies and the spit of the vendors
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

Uzbekistani Flag 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
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