The Colors of Khiva
On a trip to Uzbekistan, I visited the historic city of Khiva. The old part of the city is a charming place to spend a day. It is a walled city that was part of the Silk Road. You can wander through this very walkable town admiring the historic monuments and old homes. The mosques and madrassas are everywhere and you can't resist the many photos you will take.
I also enjoyed the shopping in the old town because there were so many items unique to Central Asia. I loved the colorful display here of the hats and gloves. The skull-caps or Tubeteikas are folding hats and are the national headdress of Central Asia. The colors and motifs will make your heart smile.
If you are planning a trip to Uzbekistan, I recommend a visit to Old Town Khiva. Be sure to spend a full day here to learn about the history of Khiva, and to allow ample time to eat, drink and shop!