Ulugbek is the son of Saifullo and Mariam, owners of Lyabi
remarkably modern guesthouse in the beautiful old city of Bukhara.
Bukhara is one of my favorite places in the world, and not least
because of its people. Ulugbek was my most patient but demanding
Russian tutor. He shares his name with the great Uzbek astronomer
and mathematician, Mirzo Ulugbek.