Samarkand: majesty in Uzbekistan February 7th 2014 Be warned: lots of pictures of domes, minarets, blue mosaic and tiles. THIS is Samarkand!
It had snowed the previous day in Tashkent and I was worried it would be another cold day on the road but as I woke up early to hit the road towards Samarkand, the sky was very blue and the November sun felt warm: lovely! I put on my shorts and here I was, cycling to Samarkand. I can’t say the road or the ... 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
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