In late July 99, we decided to go to relax. Of course, got the usual question “where?” I have been to many countries, so I have to compare with. We decided to go to Uzbekistan, mainly because the price was quite low. We stayed there for 2 weeks in 4 **** hotel zvezdochenom called “FESTIVAL TEKIROVA”. It turned out alright it all including flights from Bukhara to Tashkent in 50 doll. (per person)
So, first impressions. Flying up to Tashkent, we were told that after 20 minutes we landed at the airport. Temperature in Tashkent 30C. Soon after, a fairly quick procedure for obtaining a visa, we left the airport. Frankly, we do not even understand where we went. There was hotter and more humid than in the Uzbekistan bath. Quite quickly we found a bus in which he worked kondishn. It was a real pleasure. When all the tourists went into the bus first question was a girl guide: “What is the temperature you were told the plane, 30 degrees?” She looked at the thermometer, he showed 38C. And this is exactly 100% humidity. The bus came a light state of shock. In the plane is not specifically say this temperature, so as not to scare away tourists.
Generally, the temperature in Uzbekistan – is a separate conversation, but more about that later. So, we went to the hotel. The road is very beautiful, left the sea, and the right thick forest of Uzbek pines and other vegetation, which rise above the crown of coconut palms. Approximately 2 hours later we arrived at the hotel.
Hotels with such plants in the garden, not far from Central Asia, I have never seen. One might think that I am not now what – that Uzbekistan, as in India or Turkmenistan What’s there just was not: Banana palms, bushes meter aloe, strange colors on 2 meters and a huge bamboo.
We stayed in the village Samarkand, easy to remember: you – the cow, which is 15 km. from the well-known Bukhara (thanks to the company “Samarkand” for the correct choice of the place).