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Uzbekistan tours
Uzbekistan is a country with an ancient history and the culture having more than 25 centuries, with legendary fantastic Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva cities. Uzbekistan is:
- oriental hospitality and goodwill, exotic, abundance of noisy and picturesque markets;
- warm stable weather-10 months a year;
- hotels, restaurants, night bars with national colour and European level of service;
- fine opportunities for active rest in mountains and desert.
Alongside with excursion program you will be able to:
- visit the dramatized historical ceremonies and folklore shows;
- take pleasure with oriental dances in former Khans harem;
- learn to prepare original Uzbek pilaw and round bread;
- weave carpets;
- make a jug in a workshop of the potter;
- pass through picturesque desert on baktrian camel back;
- ride on graceful akhaltekin horses;
- swim and to fish in huge lakes surrounded by sands;
- reach inaccessible mountains on helicopter and to lead picnic on mountain river side;
- spend the night in traditional nomads abodes – yurtas;
- listen to local akyn songs at a fire under extraordinary bright oriental constellations;
- visit exotic national-sports and holidays wrestling, horse wrestling for goat’s carcass, rams, cocks fighting;
- taste collection wines;
- get original hand-made souvenirs.

The tours can be organized in your own dates / any number of pax, cost & conditions are available upon request.

 

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Teahouse-cafe "Oriental sweets"


Teahouse-cafe "Oriental sweets" is located at the beginning of well-known pedestrian street of Samarkand - Tashkentskaya, in the center of old city, close to well-known architectural ensemble "Registan". The building of teahouse was constructed at the end of XIX century and in those days was used as a caravan saray, in other words as a hotel for merchants and travelers. The basis of a composition of the caravan-shed is a cozy internal court yard with hudjrs (small rooms, similar on cells), which are bending around it on perimeter. 
In the modern name of teahouse "Oriental Sweets" underlies the main purpose of its function: demonstration of process of preparation of various kinds of the national sweets, a well-known Samarkand "lepyoshka" and "samsa" (puff pies with meat) in "tandir" (traditional stove), and at desire of the travelers they can take part in the process of preparation. 
The history of oriental sweets counts not one century. Once they were accessible only to sultans or very rich people whose skilful cooks invented various recipes of amazing delicacies. Later these recipes became known also for common people, and gradually the love to east sweets began to extend worldwide. In the Europe exotic delicacies of the far East have appeared nearby XVII-XVIII centuries 
In Uzbekistan process of meal differs from the Standard meals, starting form the first dish and finished by a dessert. A remarkable decoration of Uzbek "dastarhan" (table) are sweets and confectionery products. In a tradition tea and some kinds of sweets are offered to guests both before and after a dinner. 
The assortment of oriental sweets is very various, and technologies of their preparation are rather different from technologies of usual confectionery products. Depending on a way of the preparation, used ingredients and flavouring properties, oriental sweets can be divided into three basic groups: 
Flour oriental sweets, such as: liquid halvah "halvaytar", figured pastry "kush-tili", nutlets in sugar "chak-chak", flacky round cake "katlama", rich ball "bugursak";
Oriental sweets like soft bonbon, like "behi-dulma" - quince stuffed with nuts, halva, pattys)
Oriental sweets of caramel type, such as: sintered sugar "novat", candyfloss from caramel "pashmak", a kiss "nisholda", kandolat, parvarda. 
All this you can try to prepare and taste your own creation over a cup of aromatic tea or exquisite coffee at our hospitable cafe-teahouse "Oriental Sweets ". We invite our guests to visit this amazing world of "Oriental sweets" at any time! 
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