An Englishman in Dushanbe: Some Worthy Thoughts for a Border Crossing

July 5, 2012

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As I was writing my last post, a large, boisterous Englishman tumbled into our Dushanbe room with all his baggage and made himself at home. He was, as it turned out, our unexpected third roommate for the night, and one of those truly strange expats you meet now and then in travel who just beg […]

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A Week in the Pamirs: Part Four, Ishkashim to Dushanbe

July 3, 2012

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NOTE: This is the fourth and final of my posts from the Pamirs. Stuff on Dushanbe and the jump into Uzbekistan coming very soon! Day 5: Ishkashim to Khorog We left Ishkashim fairly early and set out direct for the nearby city of Khorog, making no stops on the 2.5 hour drive. Admittedly, I was […]

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A Week in the Pamirs: Part Three, Langar to Ishkashim

July 3, 2012

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NOTE: This is the third and second-to-last of my Pamir posts. Last one coming soon. Day 4: Langar to Ishkashim Early the next day, Anna and I awoke and snuck away into the town. Right before we’d gone to sleep the last night, our guide had attempted to get us to agree to going directly […]

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A Week in the Pamirs: Part Two, Murgab to Langar

July 2, 2012

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NOTE: This is the second in my series of posts on our time in the Pamirs. Probably one or two more posts to go. Hopefully by the time they’re all up I’ll have something on Dushanbe and the trip to Samarkand. Day 3: Murgab to Langar In the morning, I sat down with our guide […]

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A Week in the Pamirs: Part One, Osh to Murgab

July 2, 2012

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NOTE: I wrote out everything of note from the Pamirs yesterday and found that it was far too long to post in one go. As such, I’m breaking up my Pamirs posts into three or four posts and will try to post them all by the time I reach Samarkand within the next couple of […]

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Osh: … Kosh Bgosh?

June 25, 2012

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There’s so much I don’t get the chance to tell about this trip. My thematic postings do tend to miss quite a few of the little details of life and our random exploits on this trip. And once more, I find that I’m preparing to leave a nation (little Kyrgyzstan) with so much left to […]

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A Beautiful Place: The Tales and Realities of Life and Poverty in Bishkek

June 22, 2012

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I have had the most pleasant, peaceful past couple of days. In fact, at this moment, I am writing in the most serene and quiet, yet urban and connected, place I’ve found to work in over the course of our entire trip. At the moment, I’m sitting on a little wooden terrace, nursing a cup […]

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