The Pamir Mountains and Wakhan Valley – People and Landscape

Tajikistan Pamirs - A Beautiful Defense

Our visit to the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan introduced us to some the most spectacular scenery we’ve taken in on our journey thus far. Other mountainous areas, hyped in guidebooks and on travel websites, have only paled in comparison. The Pamir region not only stands out for the severity and beauty of its landscape, but it shines most of all for the colorful, … [Read more...]

Tajikistan: Images from the Roof of the World

I Need a Dentist

Welcome to the last installment of our photos from Central Asia. Yes, the umbilical cord with the former Soviet Union has finally been cut. We have exchanged Cyrillic letters for Mandarin characters and statues of Lenin for Mao. But before we get ahead of ourselves, we leave you with images from Tajikistan. … [Read more...]

Badakhshani Express: Scraping the Pamir Mountains with Tajik Air

As the end of our Tajik visas rapidly approached (overstaying one’s visa in Tajikistan comes highly unrecommended), circumstances forced us to take a puddle-jumping lunch box with wings from Khorog, the main town in Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains, to the country’s capital Dushanbe.The following is a two minute video from the flight. The first 30 seconds are from the … [Read more...]