Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Pamir Highway, Tajikistan

Leaving the Afghan boarder, we crossed the Pamir Plateau, a high altitude cycle tourist mecca, a mini Tibet.  Two weeks, six 4000m + passes, desolate plains, yaks, yurts, 7000m+ snowy peaks, the Chinese boarder, a diet of noodles and apricot … Continue reading

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Dushanbe Idle

We planned to stay in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, for just a couple of days: time enough to visit its sites and pick up our Kazakstan visa. Someone cleverer than me has called Dushanbe the waiting lounge of Central … Continue reading

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