Travel Blogs from Tajikistan

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Snow Snow and more snow, Samgar, Tajikistan travel blog

Snow Snow and more snow

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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Ten years of civil war has left Tajikistan with aspirations of rapid growth and infrastructure devbelopment to catch up to and pass its central asian rivals.  The people havnt lost their sense of hospitality throughout the years of war though.  ...

Less Snowy and Cold, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Less Snowy and Cold

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... with no working heater or hot water and toilet of questionable flush-ability, I packed my bags and prepared for the last day in Tajikistan and on the trip. After a tajik honey pancake breakfast and a shot of vodka, we headed off to the Khojand museum. ...

Ishkashim, Tajikistan: Afghan Market, Ishkoshim, Tajikistan travel blog

Ishkashim, Tajikistan: Afghan Market

A travel blog entry by samber

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... carrying a few packs of golden brown. Quoting from the Lonely Planet: "Thanks to the very porous 1300km border with Afghanistan, Tajikistan is one of the world's major drug conduits. Up to 50% of Tajikistan's economic activity is thought to be somehow ...

Khorog, Tajikistan: Afghanistan, Khorog, Tajikistan travel blog

Khorog, Tajikistan: Afghanistan

A travel blog entry by samber

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... and turns I thought of two things: (1) If I were to raft down the Pyanj river who would I have to ask for permission? Tajikistan or Afghanistan? (2) When was it that the people living on opposite sides of a river stopped talking to each other? I could ...

Murghab, Tajikistan: Roof of the World, Murghab, Tajikistan travel blog

Murghab, Tajikistan: Roof of the World

A travel blog entry by samber

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... we passed through a police check point and bid farewell to the beautiful landscapes of Afghanistan. Now surrounded completely by Tajikistan we rejoined the Pamir Highway and drove through barren plateaus towards burnt orange and red mountains. We stopped ...

Kalaikhum, Tajikistan: Children of Misty Mountains, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Tajikistan travel blog

Kalaikhum, Tajikistan: Children of Misty Mountains

A travel blog entry by samber

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... River and Afghanistan but a stones throw away. Once meeting the Pyanj River, which acts as the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, we continued to follow it for the rest of the afternoon. The road in parts was freshly laid and super smooth, ...

Langar, Tajikistan: Wakhan Valley, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Tajikistan travel blog

Langar, Tajikistan: Wakhan Valley

A travel blog entry by samber

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... the Pyanj River. The Wakhan continues through Afghanistan and the Wakhan Corridor whilst the Pamir takes over as the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Horse treks and hiking through the Wakhan Corridor are meant to be incredible so that is now ...

Kulyab, Tajikistan: A Cloudy Start, Kulob, Tajikistan travel blog

Kulyab, Tajikistan: A Cloudy Start

A travel blog entry by samber

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On the road again. We met up with Ergash, our driver for the next week, outside the hotel at 8am. He came highly recommended through the Lonely Planet and Sam had been having chats with him over the past few weeks in relation to the trip we wanted to ...

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Dushanbe Two Bob Bits, Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Dushanbe Two Bob Bits

A travel blog entry by samber

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... brought straight to the front of the queue. On getting out of Uzbekistan there was a short walk through no mans land to Tajikistan. Getting to the office we couldn't find anyone so had to go outside to interrupt them playing with a puppy, which then ...

What a pretty place, Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

What a pretty place

A travel blog entry by samuelfensterhe

I arrived in customs at about 7 o'clock and departed a good two hours later. The guys who worked at the office there were real arse holes, it wasn’t just the fact that they made us stay there for 2 hours filling out every insignificant box that ...

Linnoja ja kuumia lahteita, Bibi fatima, Tajikistan travel blog

Linnoja ja kuumia lahteita

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

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Neuvostoaikojen muistoksi retkikuntamme lahti Lada Nivalla Karl Marx ja Engels -vuorten ympari. Tiimiin kuului meidan lisaksi sveitsilainen pariskunta Claudia ja Alex seka maailman paras rallikuski Abdulnazar. Lada Niva koetteli aluksi ...

It's unlikely ever to get better than this, Khorog, Tajikistan travel blog

It's unlikely ever to get better than this

A travel blog entry by petcul

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I speak to Subar, my friendly and helpful homestay host, about registration and return to the OVIR office. It's closed until 11.00. I read another bit of the LP and interpreted it that I can register in Murgab but get no stamp but then must register ...

Sep 29, 2010, Istaravshan, Tajikistan travel blog

Sep 29, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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Oct 01, 2010, Penjikent, Tajikistan travel blog

Oct 01, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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Jack and David., Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

Jack and David.

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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A fresh start and a new day. Finally heading off from Buhkara. There was no sight of the young fellah who spoke English. Just his mother. She busied herself with getting our breakfast and rang her son. She handed me the phone. We needed our registration ...

Meteorite Lake, Karakul, Tajikistan travel blog

Meteorite Lake

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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Another cold shower to start the day. I think I'm starting to enjoy them!  It was a nice two hour drive with plenty of stops for photo opportunities. The Pamirs are beautiful even  if they are incredibly barren. Not exactly what I was expecting ...

Pyoraretki paimenten kesalaitumille, Murgab, Tajikistan travel blog

Pyoraretki paimenten kesalaitumille

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Lampaannahasta tehdyssa jurtassa vaari laulaa pienokaista uneen ja keinuttaa kehtoa vauhdikkaasti - tuollaiseen keinumiseen tottuneesta tulisi varmaan hyva merimies. Tytto laittaa tulta kaminaan ja isa opettelee englantia sanakirjastamme. Muodoltaan ...

Dushanbe, Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

Dushanbe

A travel blog entry by petcul

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I'm away early and enjoy the rest ride to Dushanbe. I book into the Vakhsh Hotel which, the LP solemnly informs me, was occupied by bearded mujaheddin rebels during the civil war. Perhaps that is why the president is busy issuing edicts! I spend the ...

Auf Wiedersehen  to the Germans, Khorog, Tajikistan travel blog

Auf Wiedersehen to the Germans

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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... tore off down the runway. What a flight. On one side, when I looked out I could see Afghanistan and the other side Tajikistan. We flew through the valleys and watched the planes wings skirt the mountains. A small bit of turbulence livened up the flight ...

The mysteries of the internet, Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

The mysteries of the internet

A travel blog entry by petcul

I couldn't update the blog yesterday from my laptop but the helpful owner of the internet cafe said if I got a USB cable I could transfer the data through their computer so off I wander to find a USB to USB cable. In Dushanbe? On my tour meet a ...

Second Stop: Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

Second Stop: Tajikistan

A travel blog entry by lovnlif71

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I've never even dreamed of visiting Tajikistan, but hey, while I'm over that way...I have a very dynamic, and super-intelligent, friend I met through church, Chris Whitsel, who is actually studying in Tajikistan.  Chris is doing his PhD through ...

The long haul home, Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

The long haul home

A travel blog entry by samuelfensterhe

I'd only been in Dushanbe five weeks, but built up a nice collection of friends. The evening consisted of just this, a long and gradual procession of people popping in to say farewell. Many people had not been to my house up until visitng me, and asides ...

Never ask a local the way, Karakul', Tajikistan travel blog

Never ask a local the way

A travel blog entry by petcul

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 Never ask a local the way... ...essentially because they want to be helpful. I spend an unprofitable morning going backwards and forwards along what turns out to be the road to Dushanbe being variously told yes, this is the way, no it's back to ...

Got my visa, Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

Got my visa

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... $10 fuer ein ziemlich schlechtes Dormitory:-) Der Lada Niva verfuegte natuerlich auch ueber ein Videosystem, die Musik hier in Tajikistan gefaellt mir nicht besonders (habe jetzt so zehnmal "Mustafa, Mustafa" gehoert und mein Jeepfahrer auf dem Pamir Hwy ...

Social Development, Khorog, Tajikistan travel blog

Social Development

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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... they were selfish, taking the easy way out, almost like betraying their own country. He believed they should come back and help Tajikistan with what they have learned. He was learning English on his own, hoping to get into an university program and be ...

Pyykkipaiva ja tilannepaivitys, Khorog, Tajikistan travel blog

Pyykkipaiva ja tilannepaivitys

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Khorogissa vietetaan pari paivaa akkuja lataillen ja pyykkia pesten. Matka Dushanbesta tanne taittui jeepilla (18 h) neljan brittireissaajan kanssa. Tama on Pamirin vuoristoalueen, GBAO:n (Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast) suurin kaupunki. GBAO:n alue ...

Endurance Road-trip, Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

Endurance Road-trip

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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... prisoners who had just escaped. Some of them then attacked and killed several soldiers along one of the main roads in Tajikistan. Because of this, we were forced to take the long road along the Afghan border, an unpredictability and instability in this ...

3 Cultures, 3 Languages, 3 Beautiful Countries!, Chernivtsi, Tajikistan travel blog

3 Cultures, 3 Languages, 3 Beautiful Countries!

A travel blog entry by lovnlif71

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... .  I then made my way to Ukraine, and it was so nice to meet up with the group.  Chris took great care of me in Tajikistan, then Istanbul I was alone.  We now Vera to help us all along the way.  Vera met Susan, the director of our ...

Hissar, Hissar, Tajikistan travel blog

Hissar

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, ich habe heute nachmittag noch einen Ausflug nach Hissar, 30km von Dushanbe entfernt, gemacht. Dort gibt es die Ueberbleibsel eines Forts aus dem 18 Jahrhundert und wurde 1924 von der Roten Armee zerstoert um einen lokalen Warlord zu besiegen. ...

Crossing Tajikistan, Murgab - Khorong - Ishkashim - Vishkut - Khorong - Dushanbe, Tajikistan travel blog

Crossing Tajikistan

A travel blog entry by lok

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... every afternoon. Some sections of the road were damaged, and we had to travel across the riverbed. Throughout my travel in Tajikistan, I was travelling in a UAZ (YA3 in Russian) - a very basic Russian jeep. There are not seatbelts. There are no ...

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