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  • I believe 2 englishmen had just lost their heads, in samarkand, coincidentally (oh yeah, that narrows the timeline, doesn't it?).

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  • I also recommend "samarkand," a novel of his that seems to draw from his experience in writing the non-fiction.

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  • Khiva to Samarkand - The remarkable story of a woman's adventurous journey alone through the deserts of Central Asia to the heart of Turkestan (Paperback) By Ella Robertson Christie Buy new: $20.009 used and new from $18.10 First tagged "adventure" by publisher "trotamundas press" Customer tags: biography (2), women, adventure, women travellers, turkestan, samarkand, travel book, central asia

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  • We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go

    Always a little further: it may be

    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow

    Across that angry or that glimmering sea.

    White on a throne or guarded in a cave

    There lives a prophet who can understand

    Why men were born: but surely we are brave

    Who take the Golden Road to Samarkand.

    April 28, 2008

  • "in Samarkand we'll dance a merry sarabande"

    December 30, 2006