Tajikistan Visas and GBAO Permits

Last Updated on April 26, 2024 by Audrey Scott

When we traveled across Central Asia years ago no one seems to know what was needed to get a visa to Tajikistan and a GBAO Permit to visit the Pamir Mountains. At that time it seemed to be embassy specific and heavily dependent on the relationship between Tajikistan and the country from which you happen to be applying.

Fortunately, a lot has changed — for the better — regarding obtaining Tajik tourist visas and GBAO permits.

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Pamir Mountains Travel: A Beginner’s Guide

Road Trip through Pamir Highway, Tajikistan

Last Updated on January 16, 2021 by Audrey Scott

Our visit to the Pamir Mountains 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, hospitable and fascinating Pamiri people who live there.

The Pamir Highway, roughly speaking begins in Kyrgyzstan and winds its way through Tajikistan, is one of the world's greatest road trips.

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Liv Tyler and Chinese Wine

Last Updated on June 21, 2020 by Audrey Scott

Having just uncorked our first bottle of Chinese wine, we began to reminisce about the small, lovely and affordable French wine collection we'd built in Prague (then quickly quaffed), thanks to the Salon de Vignerons Independants (French Independent Vintners Festival) that we attended in February 2005 and February 2006 in Strasbourg, France.

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