Custodian of the silk road...
Just say the name samarkand or Bukhara and the mind starts to think of wonder, spices, khans, deserts and blue tiled medresses. They make the traveller feel as though he is a traveller, not a tourist. None of the wonder has been lost. The republic of Uzbekistan is the current custodian of this section of the silk road, and as such provides a wonderful hospitable safe environment with which to view some of the true wonders of our world.
The Central Market in historic Khiva.
An oasis between two deserts.