In Samarqand is an astonishing gypsies’ block and if you have a chance to be in this city you just have to visit it!
Formerly this place used to be inhabited by Jews but when they left it was settled by Gypsies.
Uzbek Gypsies are rather sweet and kind people. They say that being given too much money they give a change. Though, some beggars spit if you refuse to give them money.
Angels of the block.
Men are pouring beer into bowls. They invite you to come in the house, stay for dinner, give you bread. When you are about to leave they ask some money for vodka, and take 100 rubles away from you even if you are against.
When women see a tourist they bring children. Gypsy children are real masters to make a miserable appearance and beg for money.