Over the top - the Pamir Highway August 5th 2007 As I wrote last time, we arrived safely in Alichur and checked in to the home stay of the local English teacher, a 50 year old woman.
She was living with her husband, two of her children and a nephew who was on visit from Khorog.
We explored the "huge" village and found out that it is half Tajik and half Kyrgyz, with the city hall in the middle.
The Tajiks live in the Western part, where you find ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan 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
After having finished my theoretical studies in France (just the master thesis still has to be written), I am travelling overland to China, my second time already, this time I'm following the Northern Silk Road. I intend to pass the following countries:
Germany - Austria - Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia - Macedonia - Greece - Turkey (maybe a short stay in Georgia) - Iran (I really look forward to see this country)- Turkmenistan (in honor to Turkmenbashi ;-) - Uzbekistan - Tajikistan - Kyrgystan - China (Xinjiang and Tibet, then to Shanghai)
My timetable is quite flexible, but I think that... full info