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Samarkand Shopping: 17 reviews and 20 photos

  Shopping, Samarkand-style
by toonsarah
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      Shopping, Samarkand-style
    by toonsarah
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      Local shop, Samarkand
    by toonsarah

In the side street that leads to the Zarina B & B where we stayed are a couple of small local shops, which we found very useful for basic supplies. Here we could buy bottled water at a lower price than that sold in the hotel (about 200 som for a small bottle). I also came here to buy sweets to take home for work colleagues. This involved a fair amount of miming as I was keen to get a good mix of flavours but at the same time avoid chocolate which wouldn’t have survived in that heat. The shop-keeper was a little bemused at first but eventually we were able to understand each other and the resulting purchase gave me lots of satisfaction. The sweets were pretty tasty too!

What to pay: Prices are so cheap by western standards that you don’t need to be concerned about how much things will cost.

Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 13, 2007
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