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Khujand to Dushanbe  

Khujand to Dushanbe

Mountain Scenery
A Border crossing and Tunneling to Dushanbe

April 9th 2016
<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Day 76 Sunday 3rd April 2016 – Osh to Khujand (Tajikistan) Both excited and anxious about moving to another country today, the transferring should be easy it is what lies ahead that has us slightly worried. Tajikistan wasn’t initially on our plan but when we discovered it was safe and easy to do we slotted it in. Our ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan » Dushanbe

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
9th April 2016

Finally, a fab city!
An Irish pub? I guess they're everywhere, and you two have an excellent way of ferreting them out--bravo! Love the parks and tulips, but I'm pretty aghast at the $20 museum for pottery shards. And yes, that mountain scenery is incredible! I'd never even known of these safety tunnels until I crossed the Andes between Santiago and Mendoza, which I imagine you did, too, when down here, though the SA ones have windows, so there's more ventilation and light, so no claustrophobia. Pretty trippy to be able to whip through these little countries so fast.
10th April 2016

No not more broken pottery!!
Broken pottery isn't my favourite thing to stare at, can fully appreciate the significance but after all our travels I think we have seen enough. If I had planned this trip better and came in summer we would probably have spent a bit longer, but alas. Yes that trip between Santiago and Mendoza is still one of our favourites and one day hopefully to do again.

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