Tag Archives: Bukhara
Monday Morning Blues – Chor Minor, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
My latest Monday morning shot designed to help blast away those Monday morning blues with an image of a far away place. Chor Minor was built in the 19th Century as the gatehouse of the now destroyed Madrasah of Khalif Niyaz-kul in Bukhara, the city on the historic Silk Road.
2018 Gone, 2019 Beckons
Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]
Highlights of Bukhara, Uzbekistan Continuing my 2018 tour of Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan by train & car…… A breakfast fit for kings at the Safiya Hotel was a perfect set-up for some serious sightseeing. We positively galloped towards the Ark, Bukhara’s fortress and home to Uzbekistan’s Royal Sultans through the ages. We stopped briefly en-route, intrigued […]
What’s the Story, Bukhara’s Glory
Nasreddin – A Silk Road Legend Nasreddin was a storyteller who would arrive in towns and cities along the Uzbek Silk Road on his donkey carrying a few meagre possessions on his back and a myriad of fables, poems, parables, legends & fairy tales in his head. Just like Gandalf the Grey in The Lord […]
Sunday Photo – Nasreddin Statue, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Statue of legendary Seljuk Turk satirical story teller Nasreddin on his trusty donkey. Nodir Devon Begi Madrassa in the background.