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Afghani village as seen from near Kala-i-Khum, Tajikistan  

Afghani village as seen from near Kala-i-Khum, Tajikistan

A Perilous Journey

May 27th 2013
The road journey in Tajikistan from Dushanbe to Ishkashim is largely unknown, but anyone who has traversed it will rank it as one of the great adventures of the world. If Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor are looking for another challenge to broadcast as part of their Long Way Round series, I have found the perfect candidate. The 770 kilometre journey would follow for the most part the P ... 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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