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High Pamir

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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3rd December 2017

Like a painting...
Gorgeous landscape shots! What travel camera and lenses are you using these days David?
3rd December 2017

Like a painting...
I am pleased you have checked out the Panorama slideshow Ren. I've always said Chile is my Number One for staggering beauty, followed by Bolivia and New Zealand. But when we hit the Higher Pamir of Tajikistan I really was blown away. The camera is my Sony NEX-6 (replaced my NEX-5 in 2013) with my workhorse Sony 18-200mm lens (that I have had since 2010) but the Sony 50mm lens I used in Bolivia and the Atacama & altoplano of northern Chile is a smaller but better lens. This trip I also took a tripod which is why the sunsets are so sharp. No digital SLRs for the Dancing Ones yet.
7th December 2017

"Out of this world"
As you said, scenery out of this world. /Ake
7th December 2017

"Out of this world"
Some of it was like an oil painting Ake...correction...a lot of it. Hope you checked out the Panorama slideshow. Gives me a thrill to relive it. It is high altitude so if you and Emma are tempted to visit the Pamir...bring your trekking boots but maybe not your running shoes!

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