Overall, we thank Khilola for her help with this tour. We booked 3-star hotels throughout, with the ones selected not being available, except for the last night at the Shodlik. Guides were personable and knowledgeable, with the best one being Denis in Samarkand. The best breakfast was at the Sultan in Bukhara. The Zilol Baxt had stale bread and pastries. People in Uzbekistan are gentle and friendly, with young girls trying their English on us and wanting to have pictures taken with us. Transfers were on time. The train ride from Samarkand to Tashkent on the Afrosiab was great. Credit cards are not accepted; you must send a wire to book a tour.