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River near Shing
The long and winding road

June 16th 2010
Yes it has been a long and winding road so far through Tajikistan. It can't be helped, all roads in Tajikistan are long and winding. This is simply due to the fact that the country consists mainly of mountains. Those winding roads are unfortunately for the most part also abominably bad, making the trips through the mountains a hard slog on the bum! But this is amply compensated for by the brea ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan » Khorog

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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