Enter... The Pamir Highway!
The Pamir high way is the one of the world’s highest altitude roads at more than 4000 meters, connecting cargo, animals and travelers from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan. This trip on one of the rooftops of the world was full of ups and downs. Though the scenery at times was monotonous, seeing herds of yaks and high altitude aquamarine lakes made the journey worth it. Though I have to admit, for me the highlight of this trip was from Khorog to Dushanbe, where we drove parallel to the border with Afghanistan. This was like staring into a forbidden world. Women in blue burqas and men in local garb could be seen going about their daily business, while unbeknownst to them, travelers across the river wished so hard to jump out of their vehicle and swim across the river to get to know a people that it seemed society had deemed forbidden to them…
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