Best Eastern Tajikistan
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... still under construction yet open to traffic, and locally known as the tunnel of death. An adventerous drive, through a partially and dimly lit tunnel rife with potholes, exposed steel reinforcements, and plenty of water. We felt honoured to get to drive through it twice! However our Corsa was more than up to the task and we are looking forward to driving the Pamir Highway and seeing the roof of the ...
... a 32 kilometer stretch of paved road, carved into the sheer rock face. The Iranians built that, Mohamed told us.
Turned North Away from the Afghanistan Border
Eventually, we ascended away from the Afghan border to the 2200m Shurabad Pass.
From here on, the mountains tamed down a bit and became smoother and rounder. We entered a broad dry dusty valley where major ...
... 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 cheese pastries with some tomatoes and three pears for desert.
I also met Matt this afternoon (who has just come off an overland truck in Africa). Late afternoon, I got a determined second wind and decided to go to the city centre. I jumped on a mini bus outside the hotel. We must be some ...
... that I could sort of stand up in the seat if I put my back against the ceiling of the car. It looked absolutely idiotic, but at least I could get a little bit of blood back to my extremities.
For all its discomfort though, I’m extremely glad to have made the drive, since it was stunning. The road from Khorog along the border with Afghanistan is the most beautiful road I’ve ever seen, I’m quite sure of that. A roaring river framed by almost ...
... And the only thing that could obviously make it better was sitting next to a fat Tajik guy with Bryan Adams' "Everything I do, I do it for you" playing on the stereo. In Dushanbe, I went to get my Uzbek visa, and this also did not happen. As an American you don't need a Letter of Invitation. However, in typical Central Asian bureaucratic fashion, the Uzbek embassy would not process my visa without on, even after showing him the form, in Uzbek, from the Uzbek Ministry ...