Bucket List 196: Tajikistan!

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Country 15/196: Tajikistan. I absolutely adore this country. The highlight of our Silk Road voyage, Tajikistan was as wild and as beautifully desolate as any nation I’ve ever been to. The Pamir Highway, for which we spent a week navigating, is a road falling apart at seams, as it navigates high mountain passes and raging rivers. We crept along its crumbling foundations passed Afghanistan to a hospital in the capital Dushanbe, where the local nurses brought Yugyeong back to full health. The most genial people combined with most extraordinary wilderness – my favourite nation in Central Asia.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Tajikistan

The Silk Road Olympics

December 9th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Most Corrupt Country? Vainest Dictator? Grimmest Long-Drops? These are the Olympic medals that no country wants to win, but I will hand them out anyway. Welcome to The Silk Road Olympics! Having completed a three-month road-trip along a large section of the fabled Silk Road, I deem myself worthy of conducting the most crooked awards…

Afghan to get the Doctor!

September 13th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I crossed Kyrgyzstan, getting pulled over by the police countless times in the process. This week, we find ourselves following the border of one of the most ‘dangerous’ countries on earth, before making a visit to a Tajik hospital in the capital… Day 43 - Rohinav, Tajikistan to Khekhik, Tajikistan After…

Kyrgyzstanding our Ground

September 1st, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I visited two polarising cities at each end of the Kazakh steppe. This week, we enter our second ‘Stan’, and begin the journey South towards the highest, and toughest, part of the expedition: crossing the Pamir Mountains. Day 36 - Almaty, Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Our time in Kazakhstan was almost…

 

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Country: 15/196     Visited: Summer/Autumn ’17

 

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