At long last, we reached the highlight of the trip: the Pamir Mountains. Our car broke down at a 4655 meter pass, but we managed to find help from nomads and make it to the end and back. Click here to read about this most epic part of my time in Tajikistan.
I crashed another wedding in the highest and coldest town in Tajikistan. Click here to hear about my amazing unexpected time partying with an entire town.
I spend the day driving through the legendary ancient trade route along a remote stretch of the border with Afghanistan. Click here to read about the amazing Wakhan.
I hiked to a remote village that is not accessible by car and then visited the largest city in eastern Tajikistan. Click here to read Part 2 of my Pamir Highway adventure.
For the first two days of my 10-day Tajik road trip, we traversed the scenic border with Afghanistan. We survived bumpy roads and a brief encounter with the Taliban. Click here to read about this adventure.
I visited an ancient fortress outside of Dushanbe and crashed a Tajik wedding! Click here to read about this eventful day.
I got my first taste of the mountains of Tajikistan with an overnight trip to the Fann Mountains north of Dushanbe. There, I visited the world’s prettiest lake and had a homestay with a rural family. Click here to read about this amazing place.
My first and last stop in Tajikistan was its capital Dushanbe. The city is a great introduction to the weirdness of Central Asia. Click here to read about my time.
After 6 days on the road, I finally reached the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The city has a boring reputation, but I was pleasantly surprised. Click here to read about this beautiful green city.
I embarked on an epic 2-day trek through the snow to reach Kyrgyzstan´s most famous high altitude lake. Click here to read about the journey.