2012
05.14

DAY 12 – SAMARKAND

SYNOPSIS: ROAMING SAMARKAND FROM MORNING ‘TIL NIGHT. MORE PISHTAKS, MORE COURTYARDS, MORE MINARETS AND A HUGE NECROPOLIS, AN ANCIENT OBSERVATORY, AND MORE.  ABOUT BREAD, HANDICRAFTS AND THE TOURIST INDUSTRY.

16 hours of rest plus a whole morning of staring at the yurt ceiling in the desert before that do wonders; rocky rides notwithstanding. By 9 AM the next day, I was ready for a big breakfast.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY