Where I Slept: Nukus, Uzbekistan

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Kyrgyzstan, Where I Slept | 2 Comments

Nukus, Uzbekistan

Nukus, Uzbekistan | 9 September, 2006 | $15

I arrived in Nukus at dusk and soon found out that most of the hotels were full of tour groups. My taxi driver kept circling the city, trying to find me a place to stay. The only reason to go to Nukus is to go to Moynaq, where the Aral Sea used to be. Its not a tourist town at all and it was least welcoming town I have ever visited. The boutique hotel was cute but for $15 I got a room in the back with no windows and an alarming amount of decoration. Try sleeping under all that pattern!

Wedding parties posing in a park Cars at the weddings had dolls tied to their hoods Depressing fish market

2 Comments

  1. dis
    September 10, 2009

    Wow, those coverlets look headache-inducing! Too much decoration, indeed.

  2. Megan
    September 14, 2009

    Yes, and even worse there were mosquitoes in the room that I hunted for an hour. It was impossible to track them in that mess of fabrics! On the other hand, I appreciate the effort when so many hotels are too plain.