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TAJIKISTAN with the Tajik Outlaws...War & Peace...the Rise of the Kool Kids

December 2nd 2017
TAJIKISTAN with the Tajik Outlaws Part 6...War & Peace...the Rise of the Kool Kids. Through the Akbaital Pass at 4,655 metres...the highest point of the trip...long descent to the village of Kara Kul 3,914 metres...spectacular landscapes on our left...the Chinese border with razor wire fencing on our right. A Tajik military post opposite our homestay...cross the road at your peril mad ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan » Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province

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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7th December 2017

On complaining when it's just stupid to do so...
Your story about the people who were complaining and makes me frustrated just reading it. I remember when we visited Angel Falls in Venezuela. We were in the middle of nowhere and considering that the accomodation and the service was perfectly OK. I can add that it was raining hard the entire night and when I woke up I was dry and so was my luggage. Still a woman had the nerve to complain. I regret that I kept my mouth shut. I should of course have said something.
7th December 2017

On complaining when it's just stupid to do so...
I figure some people complain because its "me, me, me." Sometimes it is best to say nothing 'cos what happens when you do? I wouldn't normally mention it as we were too busy having a good time. But because of what happened next it cast a flavour over the trip that I could not ignore. That said you pick a brilliant photo...those are the actual colours. How could one not have a great time?

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