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World Borders: How to Get From Tajikistan to Uzbekistan (Dushanbe to Denau or Samarkand)

World Borders: How to Get From Tajikistan to Uzbekistan (Dushanbe to Denau or Samarkand)

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On the World Borders series on here, I’m perpetually behind schedule in terms of writing. I must have written only 10% of the border crossings I have done and probably will never have time to cover them all, but I want …

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

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“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 …

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

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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, …

Staying at Marian’s Guesthouse in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Staying at Marian’s Guesthouse in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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On arrival in Tajikistan for the first time, I based myself in a guesthouse that knows a bit about hospitality. A quick bit of online research showed that Marian’s Guesthouse in Dushanbe was the first and original guesthouse option in …

Backpacking in Tajikistan: Touring Hisor Fort, Top 5 Sights

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Well it’s been a totally immense time touring Tajikistan and I was excited to be on a tour to Hisor Fort in the far west of the country. When I heard that the ruins of this city were over 3,000 …

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

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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 …

Backpacking in Tajikistan: A Guided Tour of Dushanbe, on a Monday!

Backpacking in Tajikistan: A Guided Tour of Dushanbe, on a Monday!

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Visas in hand for Tajikistan and Gorno Badakhshan (ye-ha!), it was on with the show, the reality show. After arriving in Tajikistan and checking into Marian’s Guesthouse, I was ready to explore this less-ventured country and I started things off …

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

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“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 …

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