After a relaxing 11 days in the big city of Dushanbe, we hopped on a shared taxi and headed for Samarkand. The journey which is meant to take 7 and a half hours, actually took 11 because there were so many police check-stops along the way. Finally, at around 6:00 pm, we arrived at our destination and checked into our guesthouse.

Ever since we decided to come to this part of the world, visions of an ancient and opulent Samarkand have clouded our thoughts. Along the Central Asian trail, other travellers spoke of the ancient city with awe and wonder. Perhaps one of the most architecturally blessed cities in the Islamic would, the city of wonder did not disappoint.

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