World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)

“Where do you go? Buttoned in your favourite coat, stepping out to a different world. And you might be home late” – Ocean Colour Scene. Get ready for a death trip – 22 hours of mayhem. This was no pleasure cruise, this was an absolute backpacking journey from a lunatic asylum. How about a border Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)[…]

Backpacking in Gorno Badakhshan: Top 12 Sights in Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs

Backpacking in Gorno Badakhshan: Top 22 Sights in Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs

On this adventure through Central Asia, I have already written about my wonderful stay in Pamir Lodge and the spontaneous live article from Khorog. This is a region known as Gorno Badakhshan and you need a separate permit to visit, away from the main part of Tajikistan, so pick up your Gorno Badakhshan permit and Read more about Backpacking in Gorno Badakhshan: Top 22 Sights in Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs[…]

Volunteer in the Pamirs, Gorno Badakhshan, Tajikistan with Umedvor!

While backpacking in the truly sensational Gorno Badakhshan region of Tajikistan, I was exploring the Pamirs. Breathtakingly gorgeous in winter and full of snow yet quiet; contrasts with busy for tourists in summer on the Pamir Highway, but the overall message is that this place is a traveller’s paradise. So would you like to volunteer here? Read more about Volunteer in the Pamirs, Gorno Badakhshan, Tajikistan with Umedvor![…]

My Magical Winter Stay at Pamir Lodge in Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs, Gorno Badakhshan, Tajikistan

“They can come true, yeah. They can come true.” – Gabrielle Dreams can come true, apparently. Central Asia continued to inspire as I left behind the bright lights and modern parks of the Tajik capital city of Dushanbe on route to the Pamirs region, Gorno Badakhshan. This was off the wall stuff. Off the cliff I Read more about My Magical Winter Stay at Pamir Lodge in Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs, Gorno Badakhshan, Tajikistan[…]

Backpacking in Gorno Badakhshan: Touring Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs

So I’m still offline for a while especially social media but hopefully this one syncs to Facebook, Twitter etc. automatically like the others. It’s almost a live blog post which I’m copying and pasting from a Word Document in the only internet café in the city of Khorog. They kindly let me plug my laptop Read more about Backpacking in Gorno Badakhshan: Touring Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs[…]

Backpacking in Tajikistan, Gorno Badakhshan, Afghanistan And Uzbekistan: A Few Weeks Off Social Media

I’m posting this now, live, but it is subject to change and my blogs and Facebook and Twitter feeds are all scheduled to go out as normal so pre-written posts will still appear and I whacked out a few while staying at Apple Hostel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. However I am now backpacking in a region Read more about Backpacking in Tajikistan, Gorno Badakhshan, Afghanistan And Uzbekistan: A Few Weeks Off Social Media[…]

How to Get a Permit to Visit Gorno Badakhshan While Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This article might actually need a quick introduction. Mainly because most people I have met have never heard of a “country” called Gorno Badakhshan. In fact, even some Kyrgyzs people I have met this week were unaware of the existence of this disputed state, an autonomous region that has been claimed by China, Russia and Read more about How to Get a Permit to Visit Gorno Badakhshan While Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

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