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... potatoes, potatoes and potatoes - we realised the genius of the man.
When we arrived at the Tajikistan border post we were really surprised how different the Tajiks looked from the Kyrgyz - two nations living side by side. The Tajiks look like Iranians or Spaniards and in fact their ancestors came from Persia many hundreds of years ago. There is little evidence of the Mongolian or Turkish conquests in their faces although ...
... to keep up morale in camp. This superb businessman had taken at least $100 off each team in return for 'fixing up' the ferry trip (a service which consisted of telling teams to wait for days in the car park until they had been suitable broken by the heat, boredom and angry border guards, extract more dollars and then direct them to the actual ticket office for the ferry.) When the guards were satisfied with the killing they had extorted from us, we were ...
Dushanbe isn't the most exciting of Asian cities. But that was just fine : Dushanbe was downtime. I enjoyed its leafy avenues, parks of spring flowers, cafes with real coffee, and, of course, its Indian restaurant. I was getting mighty bored of eating bread and tomatoes for 3 meals a day, so being to enjoy a cold Baltika beer and then tuck into a ...
... project was in process. Much of the next 100 km alternated between remnants of Soviet era road surfaces and dirt or gravel. We ate a lot of dust from the many Chinese trucks coming from opposite direction.
We stopped briefly at the newly built Kurbon Palace at Hulbuk for a picture.
In Vose, we stopped at the inviting looking roadside Tatu restaurants with shaded private gazebos. ...
... work properly. The showers appeared space age but the moment I got in mine, the shower head fell apart.
Merrily I went back to bed and I woke up at 2pm. I went to help Marianne and Jean find a blanket each for the Pamir highway.
The markets in Dushanbe were interesting. I also enjoyed food shopping in the small market stalls. I ate two fried cottage ...