Samarkand and Bukhara were the magical cities on the silk road that called and lured me for so many years, but I wasnt aware that it was in the town of Khiva, I surprisingly found what I was looking for.
I am sure we all know some of the stories Scheherazade tell to King Shahryar to save her life in 1001 Nights or Arabian nights. For years I always dreamed of a place just like Khiva for the background of those stories.
It is a very well preserved town and a world heritage site, where you can jump into the history easily and be a character in one of the stories.
The only unpleasent thing I remember from my day in Khiva was heat. Although it was early May, the weather was so hot, making it difficult to walk in the beautiful streets of the town.