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The Slick Road

No, that’s not a typo. It really is slick.

Some countries do not have the “visibility” of others, for one reason or another. One reason might be that their offerings are not as well know or reported. Another reason might be that people have preconceptions – usually outdated – about what the country is like. It might be that potential visitors have some – once again – misgivings about travelling to a country where the customs and the services (“what, no Starbucks?”) and might fear that their holiday won’t be as smooth as usual.

But, the more you travel, the more you know how easy it can be, especially now with all of the electronic aids that we have at our fingertips: wifi, coffee shops with Wifi, Google Translate and more.

With that in mind, let’s now discuss our main topic, Uzbekistan. It stretches between the Gissar Mountains and the Aral Sea. The country is characterized by seemingly endless sandy deserts and oases, and was once one of the most important powers in the region. For thousands of years, here on the Silk Road, there was only one means of transportation: the camel. That changed after Russia annexed the territory of what is now Uzbekistan, building a railroad network there. Today, the Silk Road Express is still the main transport route between the green east of Uzbekistan and the dry deserts of the west.

Located in Samarkand, within 3.1 km of Dukchigi and 3.1 km of Khodzha-Akhrar, CONTINENTAL Hotel has accommodations with a terrace as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. Guests can chill out in the indoor pool. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

Enjoy your stay at the CONTINENTAL Hotel. Click above to book.

Akmechetʼ is 4 km from CONTINENTAL Hotel, while Navakhchinan is 4.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Samarkand International, 12.1 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

CONTINENTAL Hotel has been welcoming guests since Oct 7, 2022. Click above to book.

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