оҳиста суст, жай жай...Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan - Dushanbe August 22nd 2018 Day 2
Dushanbe Fast Facts
• Population 679 400
• Elevation 800m
• Settlement- 5th century BC
• Dushanbe evolved in 1929 with establishment of a railway, aka Stalinabad- capital of new Soviet Tajik republic
• 1950's back to Dushanbe (which means Monday), Tajik immigrants from Uzbekistan, German POW's and Russian exiles
• 1990's civil war with the fall ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan » Dushanbe 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
54, in love with the world. Fell in love with Nepal. Then Iran. Now? ....
Where to next?
2016 Bibbulmun Track End to End 1050km in my home state. UPDATE 13/4/19- IT"S FINISHED!!!!!!!!!
2017- Well, that'd be the USA again then Mongolia.
Update- Mongolia is to be shelved for yet another year. Instead there is a wedding to attend in Edinburgh- but first, The West Highland Way to be walked.
2018 - Tajikistan is calling
Update- Tajikistan indeed did call, as did Kyrgyzstan. It was amazing - a 23 day 2500 km Fann Mountains/Pamir Highway Odyssey then amazing trekking in the Tien Shan.... full info