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A big problem for Tajikistan is drug smuggling from Afghanistan. Having been cycling along the Afghan border we had hoped not to encounter any of these deeds. Unfortunately, the day we left the road paralleling the border we were invited in to eat and sleep in a traditional pamiri home
We stayed with the Hungarians for the next couple of days. As we didn't have a tent we had to ask people if we could sleep in their homes. In the village 5km past KalaiKhum we stopped to ask a Lady, she was very regretful but said that her house
The Awesome foursome set off from Dushanbe towards Kalaikhum, taking the Northern route over the ... pass. Beth was still recovering from being ill in Dushanbe and Richard was having some mechanical issues, but we managed to maintain our 50km/day average which we needed to ensure we got out of
Week 27 - Update (Bukhara - Samarkand - Tajikistan)
We are here in Dushanbe, the city of Monday!! One of the places we've always imagined when planning the trip and can't quite believe we are finally here!
After a couple of days rest in Bukhara we left for Samarkand. A difficult stretch.
The Hands of the Red Sand
Wrap, Slap and Whip around us
Screaming “You Are Mine”
The Qizilqum, meaning Red Sands, is located in Central Asia between the rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya. For us, this meant 4 days of undulating road, sand everywhere and demanding conditions as we hurried from Khiva