TAJIKISTAN with the Tajik Outlaws...losing the Travel Camel in the High Pamir


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Published: November 19th 2017
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TAJIKISTAN with the Tajik Outlaws...Part 4. I am constantly thanking folk in remote locales for showing me that another life is possible...no matter how remote...how tough...how testing of human endurance...life goes on...usually with a smile. If life is hard they get hardier...only the tough survive...the young may try city life...but in their world the heroes are those that endure...nature mou... Read Full Entry



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19th November 2017

Outlaw Outlook
Dancing One, again you've captured the brilliant essence of this most impressive slice of our blue planet. I did indeed "relax and enjoy!"......The Dangerous One
19th November 2017

Outlaw Outlook
This blog is about Shane, Dangerous One. I have tried to capture the essence of the trip he took us on...for him...his mischievous grin. Wouldn't have been as good without sharing it with you guys though. The Dancing Car rocked.
19th November 2017

True story
Those landscapes are making me swoon! ^_^
19th November 2017

True story
I hope so Per-Olof. Always so much better when one is actually there but if I can capture some of the highlights with a rectangular pic or two...maybe you can feel you are out there too.
19th November 2017

The hospitality of the people humbles me
They have so little and give so much. I re-lived our search party as I read along. That was crazy! I pride myself as a world traveler to accept their hospitality graciously and genuinely. I know that can be difficult for some as they want to change people. Some travelers are best left at the hotel with the mini bar and blow dryers. Our homestay was amazing. The stars in the sky were frightfully amazing.... a night never to be forgotten. The memories are so fresh in my mind of the kindness of the people of the Pamirs. MJ
19th November 2017

The hospitality of the people humbles me
So many emotions and memories arise when I prepare my blogs MJ. And sometimes issues such as the ones you touch upon...very evident on this trip. And because we predominately had homestays rather than hotels we could see what little they had and their hospitality truly humbled me. Thanks for sharing the experience...we made a great team.
19th November 2017

"Hospitality of people humble me"
It's so true Dave! I have seen that over and over in rural areas of any part of the world I traveled. They open their heart. It's a big departure from city life that we are generally used to and judge people based on that! What a pity! Wonderful experience, Dave!
19th November 2017

"Hospitality of people humble me"
I know you are also big on hospitality appreciation Tab. You even keep in touch with some of those folk you meet I know. When one experiences those that have little being more generous than those that have a lot...humbles me is my response...but sadly not the response of some others. This blog is about appreciation...I hope by my words and pics that came out.
19th November 2017

I must say that you've achieved the impossible...
enjoying a solar eclipse at night! Did you ever get a picture of the Travel Camel riding a Bactrian camel....they are so much easier to ride than a Dromedary.
19th November 2017

I must say that you've achieved the impossible...
You have made me laugh Bob. Was the day/night of the solar eclipse that had so much press in the Americas. For you the day may have been more impressive...for us was the night. I have been in some pretty remote areas in my travels but I have never seen the Milky Way pulsating as it was that night. Shane has pics of him on camels...unfortunately I do not.
19th November 2017

Beautiful again
Agreed, drop dead gorgeous!
19th November 2017

Beautiful again
Thanks Jjools. From the partner of one of Australia's premier photographers praise indeed. Not overlooking that you are one of the World's premier artists in your own field. I try Jools...I can only try!
19th November 2017

Those panoramas!!!!
I was so caught up with the the panoramas I forgot to read the blog!! :0... so when I did, I was touched by your thankfulness for all that you experienced in that magical land. I got to thinking...some places should remain as travel destinations & not as tourist destinations - Tajikistan definitely fell in the former. BTW - how lucky were we in the search for the "Camel" we got to see parts of the terrain that are usually by-passed, score++
19th November 2017

Those panoramas!!!!
You say it so well my love. Gotta say the panoramas did come out well. The Pamirs would be spoiled if hotels and tourist buses ever got in there. How lucky are we? When we travel remote the breathtaking beauty we see.
19th November 2017

Dancing Car
Camels, yurts, epic scenery, Shane and a 'dancing car' - how can that not be a recipe for complete awesomeness! I am hopeful there will be more instalments to follow as I am antsy to hear more. Dave.
19th November 2017

Dancing Car
Delighted to see you in the back of our Cadillac...oops Dancing Car, Dave. Bit different from the tundra scenes you guys revel in, but my pleasure to share it with like minded folk like Theresa and you. Yep...more to come...haven't hit the crescendo yet.
20th November 2017

I don't want this trip to end
If I feel that by simply reading your stories and seeing the pictures, I can only imagine how you must have felt. This has been a true adventure and I am enjoying it. I can't wait to hear some of your stories in person.
20th November 2017

I don't want this trip to end
Hi Brendan. Now that I am reliving this trip I am reminded what a great time we had. Up to now I'm like Badger or Ratty in the Wind in the Willows...blissfully floating down the stream having a grand old time. But real life trips may start off like that...but what happens if someone rocks the boat? The adventure continues! Looking forward to sharing some yarns with you personally as well Brendan. Really looking forward to that.
20th November 2017

Thanks for the stories
I soak myself in your stories from Central Asia and the nature is just fabulous. /Ake
20th November 2017

Thanks for the stories
Soak myself in your stories...what a brilliant analogy. Thanks Ake.
21st November 2017

Amazing in all ways
Love the story and your right I'm swooning ..... really must catch up with Mr Camel at some point in the future
21st November 2017

Amazing in all ways
Hi Jo. Thanks for commenting. Knowing your furry friend as I do...gotta say Camel has a penchant for camels and only camels will do...just saying!!!
10th December 2017
Tajik High Pamir Lake

Lake view
Barren and beautiful and breathtaking !
11th December 2017
Tajik High Pamir Lake

Lake view
Well spotted Lynne. One of my favourite shots. We sat up there eating dried apricots agog at the view.
10th December 2017

Foreground
A few rocks in the foreground always look good. Yes I am swooning at these wonderful landscapes .
11th December 2017

Foreground
The trip had mountain after mountain...all with a charm...their own distinctive allure. Well spotted Lynne.
10th December 2017

Artwork
It’s another painting ! I wish I was an artist .
11th December 2017

Artwork
I guess you enlarged this one Lynne and could then say "wow'. Easy for me as all are large images for me. Glad you took a closer look. So many of my pics need a closer look to appreciate the magnificence that is Tajikistan..
10th December 2017

Mountain Roads less travelled
What an epiic adventure and experience you guys had ..and so glad you found Shane !!! . and thanks for sharing such fabulous photos and I love all your descriptive phrases . Next best thing to being along with you has been reading this blog.
11th December 2017

Mountain Roads less travelled
Really glad you are enjoying the ride Lynne. When this is over we will follow your lead and have a binge read.

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