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Tajikistan might actually me one of my favorite countries anywhere, even if I didn’t realize it at the time. Crazy beautiful mountains, amazing people all over those same mountains, cities with just enough Western luxury (I’m looking at you, Dushanbe Segafredo), and so many things to do that a year or two in the country … Continue reading
If you had to guess, what would you say was the best way to celebrate Great Patriotic War Against Fascism Victory Day? Bread and Circuses, of course! If you find yourself not in the ancient Roman empire, though, maybe the former Soviet Union will do? In Kyrgyzstan celebrations for many public holidays take the form … Continue reading
The easiest way to reach the Wakhan is via shared-taxi from Khorog to Ishkashim. Several weekly busses leave from Ishkashim to Langar, at the other end of the Tajik Wakhan. Another option is to cross the border into Afghanistan from Ishkashim, at which point you can continue past Langar and deep into the Upper Wakhan.
Two thoughts here: 1. Couchsurfing is still a great way to know both people and place. 2. Sometimes a place you think you sort of know throws something at you which you completely don’t expect. The intersection of these two thoughts? Blues night. When I set up a meeting with a Couchsurfer (Almaz) one evening … Continue reading
In the greatest American tradition, I and 1-6 of my closest (proximal) friends hit the open road in vast expanse of the Tajik Pamirs. What does the Great Pamiri Road-Trip look like? Well, I’m glad you asked.