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Wonders Of The Silk Road
What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour
Samarkand (all sights), Khiva and Bukhara walking tours, home meal
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What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour
Uzebkistan is great; Turkmenistan is OK as an add on. Take plenty of immodium and other stomach upset pills and lots of antibacterial hand gel or wipes. Take a hat or brolly against the sun, and sunscreen. Insect repellent was useful a couple of times, and something the stop the bites itching. Take a torch - the hotel in Bukhara is a 20 minute walk from the centre down unlit streets after dinner. Take your longest shorts - over the knee is guaranteed to be OK, and if above the knee the longer the better - it's not just short shorts which can be a problem. Don't eat at the place by the fountain in Bukhara - we can't be sure it it is top choice for making several people on our trip really ill (fountain water splashes into drinks/food, and the pool looks pretty stagnant.
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Need more time in Samarkand - little more than 24 hours and all a rush. Need hotel to be booked for following day to shower before o/night train and avoid having to pack up at crack of dawn for the 3rd day running. Didn't mind paying to keep the rooms - but no guarantee option always available. Bukhara hotel Bukhara - only one we had 3 nights- is a real let down. Standard OK but 20 minute long hot walk from the centre, down alleys full of potholes and puddles and unlit at night. There's a lot of time here, but it is so hot you want to pop back to the hotel for a rest/shower - but it's such an arduous walk in 40 degrees - and really unnerving at night if you are on your own - that it's Hobson's choice.