A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road

A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk RoadA Carpet Ride to Khiva The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. This work introduces readers to a world torn between Marx and Mohammed – a place where veils and vodka, pork and polygamy freely mingle – against a backdrop of forgotten carpet designs, crumbling but magnificent Islamic architecture and scenes drawn straight from “The Arabian Nights”. Full description…

A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road

A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk RoadThe Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva – a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan – immensely alluring, and stayed. Immersing himself in the language and rich cultural traditions Alexander discovers a world t…

A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road

A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk RoadThe Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva – a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan – immensely alluring, and stayed. Immersing himself in the language and rich cultural traditions Alexander discovers a world t…

A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander (2009-12-24)

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A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander (2009-12-24)The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva – a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan – immensely alluring, and stayed. Immersing himself in the language and rich cultural traditions Alexander discovers a world t…

A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander (2010-10-19)

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A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander (2010-10-19)The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva – a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan – immensely alluring, and stayed. Immersing himself in the language and rich cultural traditions Alexander discovers a world t…