Samarqand – the Crossroads of Cultures

23 May – Uzbekistan – ~169 miles

A bit more of the Silk Road… Samarkand.
Relatively short ride, arriving in enough time to look around some of the major sites, before a “team dinner”.
Impressive looking city, plenty of cool big old stuff, and when taking a taxi to the restaurant for a (large and cheap) dinner – new city looks modern/prosperous.

Road-side snack of Somsa, then watched the lads re-pack the oven with a hundred or so stuck to the side of the oven walls
The inside of an average Registan Madrasah classroom
A mosque

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