Today we left the camp at our usual departure time after breakfast and drove across the arid land once more. Of course I couldn’t resist the donkey carts carrying calves!
We stopped at an old fort that was supposedly a fort of Alexander the Great. A special place for the people of the town. We walked to the top of the fort and it gave us an interesting view of the surrounding land.
Onward we drove and stopped again…this time to view some rock drawings. The day was very hot and by the time we reached the hotel in Bukhara we were grateful for some air conditioning. A two hour walking tour of the old town showed us the old caravanasi (where those on the silk road stopped to stay/sell their wares.) and the other areas including the jewish area of town. We stopped in at the Jewish synagogue and were given a wonderful talk by a member of the congregation whose children had moved to Melbourne!
The old town is centred on water where the camel statues give you the feel of days gone by. The silk carpet making was beautiful and the stalls selling all sorts of goods will get us back tomorrow.