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... through the tunnel was a surreal experience. I can see why people would find going through it a scary experience. The smoke and narrowness of it are just the beginning. Trucks race past trucks in there when the road really is in poor condition. I am guessing there had been an accident or a breakdown in the tunnel.
After this huge tunnel, we passed through several smaller ones as we descended the Zerafshan Mountains. We were treated to some stunning ...
... the blue. My visit to Afghanistan was not long, but at least it was eventful
To get from Khorog to the capital, Dushanbe, there are two options: first is a sixteen hour 4WD ride, the other is a fourty minute flight. The flight is supposedly very impressive, and after two whole days, I was not very interested in a third day in a 4WD. I had heard that this flight is often canceled due to the slightest sign of bad weather, 'but’, I thought, ‘that happens to ...
... 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 ...
... such a small place people from East Asia are still deeply integrated.
KS proposed me going with him to Kurganteppa the next day. He would have 2 meetings with local members and it would be good for me to see something outside Dushanbe.
I stayed at Dar and Lis's place which was one room in a big house shared with more lovely people. All foreigners working in researches and NGOs. There I felt the European spirit and hospitality again.
... Dushanbe actually reminds me a lot of Kosovo. It will get a lot more rural as we move east of course. The majority of the population, at least in Dushanbe seems very young. The plane ride out here was mostly young people in their late teens and early twenties.
I’m looking forward to my travels though this country. The geology will sure to be spectacular and I’m very happy to be working here with good friends. ...