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Where I Slept: Bukhara, Uzbekistan


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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara, Uzbekistan | 14 September, 2006 | $25 USD

I arrived in Bukhara late after a long journey from Khiva involving four shared taxis and two buses (one of which broke down in the desert). Bukhara’s historic center is car-free so the taxi could only drop me off in the center. I promptly turned the wrong direction and got lost down a maze of narrow, crumbling alleyways. My bag was pretty heavy at this point and I was struggling to make it up any more stairs. Every low-cost hotel I could find was fully booked something I found to be true throughout Uzbekistan in September. I ended up at a nice hotel and collapsed. For $25 a night (hotels ask for payment in US dollars in Uzbekistan) it was more than my total daily budget but I had exhausted all of my options and after traveling all day was sweaty, covered in dust and hungry.

The hotel was so clean I felt horrible staying in my own room. Not only did it have air conditioning and a bathroom… the bathroom had glass shower doors! It was the nicest hotel I stayed in my entire 14-month trip and probably the most expensive as well. Breakfast was served outside in the courtyard with a beautiful tea service.

Hand carved door to my hotel Clean shower! Even in a nice hotel the TP goes in the garbage, not the toilet

One response to “Where I Slept: Bukhara, Uzbekistan”

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    Costa Rica

    25 dollars! was your most expensive hotel! I will continue to read on your adventure to see how can I save some cash myself, thanks for sharing !