I rolled into Khiva expecting to probably stay two or three nights, and ended up lingering for a week. The Old Town is pretty, but that wasn’t nearly enough of a draw. Instead it was the perfect combination of comfortable/cheap guesthouse, the right mindset, and (most importantly) really friendly people who were forever patient with my camera and willing to let me take as many pictures as it took to get the shot I wanted.
So thanks to the folks of Khiva for putting up with me for so long! By the by, I’ve never printed pictures for people with such rapidity as I did there.