Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Khiva, The Old Town

A long 6 hour shared taxi ride through the scorching desert (and some unfriendly police stops along the way) brought us to the ancient oasis town of Khiva, where nothing has changed for hundreds of years. Magical. The Soviets were very successful in turning it into a museum-city and most of the inhabitants now live outside the old walls.

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