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Timur himself  
   

Timur himself

there was some sort of school open day going on. The place was flooded with teenagers and there were stands advertising all the different collages.
Uzbekistan - getting out - mile 6060

May 14th 2010
Having had our fix of Silk Road culture we now head south into the Zerafshan Mountains onto good motorcycling road, sweeping up and down the green mountainside. We pass through some tin roofed villages and they have obviously got a job lot of paint as one village will have blue roofs, the next green, the next red etc. At one point the sky ahead goes very, very black and we have thunder as we ri ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan » Dushanbe

Tajikistani Flag The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bolshevik control of the area was fiercely contested and not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan beca... ... read more
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