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.
A billiards club in of the yards.
Pay attention to the walls, Gypsy houses are notable for wonderful interiors.
A wall cabinet, lots of carpets and decor on the walls.
Pay attention to a collection of tea-sets.
Photo wallpapers are rather popular too.
The hostess shows a collection of bedspreads. Special pride is a LCD television box.
This house is more modest.
A usual bedroom. Here they sleep on the floor. When they were asked why there is no window in the room, they said that don’t need it – the view outside is ugly and here they have a beautiful sea…
They are very hospitable. You visit all houses being treated everywhere, but everywhere asked for money … When you say for another request that you’ve given all you’d had to the neighbors, they make a helpless gesture – you shouldn’t give up everything you have … never…
Gimme, gimme, gimme!!!
It should be noticed that compared to these Gypsies those in Istanbul are more insistent. You’ll need more money and will be finally driven away.