Info about Samarkand, please!
This is not an overlanding thread!
Whilst I would love, and hope, to visit Samarkand when we head east goodness knows when (all I seem to do is postpone), this post is in fact for someone else:-
My Mum and her partner would like to visit this city and region.
They would do so by flying (she shied away from borrowing my Ural: can't think why!) but I would appreciate any an info on:
- accommodation (my Mum has never really roughed it!!),
- security/safety concerns or considerations (one reason I think she feels this is a pipe dream is because of perceived danger, but then we travelled to Yemen in the 90s and that was fine...),
- tour guides/companies,
- when is best to go,
- tips/hints etc...
Help me help my Mum's dream come true!!
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