Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chillin' in Samarkand

Amidst all that sightseeing, we felt like doing some things on our own. Samarkand is a pretty easy city to get around and we managed to find different routes to go to various sites. so we embarked on our own walking tour to discover the sights and sounds of this city.

Our guide had told us that there is a famous street called Freedom Walk and many young people frequent this area. It is a long straight street that connects between Registan and Amir Temur Mausoleum. We had a nice enjoyable stroll, saw a large statue of Tamerlan and saw some beautiful parrots along the way.



We ended up in the Bibi Khanum Mosque area and finally decided to have some drinks. It felt so good especially as it was really hot that day!



Funnily enough, we bumped into some local women we had met in Bukhara while walking towards the mosque. Although we did not immediately recognize them, they spotted us and were so excited to see us. It was so amusing as they gave me their address, photos of themselves and wanted my address too! I doubt they would ever write to me though, haha!



Next up, find out more about the traditional Uzbek bread!!!

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