Situated on the Silk Route, Bukhara is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia and another World Heritage Site.
Bukhara played a role in The Great Game between the Russian and the British Empires. Charles Stoddart and Arthur Conolly were imprisoned there by the Emir, first thrown into a vermin pit for months, and then beheaded outside the Citadel.
Yesterday was the anniversary of my heart bypass operation, 2 years! On impulse to celebrate (I think I used that as an excuse), I bought a hand made silk carpet. Its beautiful. 🙂
There’s a festival, Silk to Spices, going on this weekend and today they where rehearsing the parade, so many happy smiling faces 🙂