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Puppets in Khiva, Uzbekistan
I visited Central Asia in 2011 and had a two-day stay in the historic city of Khiva, Uzbekistan. Khiva has a long history as a side branch of the Silk Road. Today it is a well preserved city full of wonderful mosques, tombs, palaces, alleys and medressas. Every stop on my walk through the walled city brought unexpected delights. Here I was treated to a colorful display of handmade puppets, cleverly staged for sale on the brick steps of a palace courtyard.
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Pastries at the Market in Khiva
I visited Khiva, Uzbekistan this Fall as part of a five country trip through Central Asia. While visiting the well preserved city of Khiva, I stopped at the popular food market. I got used to expecting the unexpected, but even so, I was surprised to see these delicious looking cakes displayed in an old Pall Mall cigarette box at the market. An odd pairing, but an entertaining find.
Pastries at the Market in Khiva Urtayap  Uzbekistan

Urtayap, Uzbekistan
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