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Browsing All posts tagged under »Murghab«

Return to Osh: Seeing the Next Objective

July 29, 2014

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The next day, we drove back to Osh, but we had significantly better weather compared to when I drove this route in the other direction a week before. This made the stop at Kara Kul lake absolutely fantastic.

Khorog to Murghab: A Soldier’s Welcome

July 28, 2014

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We arrived late in Murghab, just as it was completely dark, and went to the soldier's home, where a lot of his extended family was there to greet him. It was heartwarming to see such a return, and they welcomed Sailaubai and I in for the best two bowls of shorpa I had in Central Asia.

Murghab to Langar: Speechless on the Afghani Border

July 23, 2014

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June 5th, 2014 was one of the most visually amazing days of my life. I rode in a taxi with Svend, Helen, and our new driver, Saule Boy, from Murghab to Langar, Tajikistan. The day started with a view of the sunrise over Muztagh Ata of China, and ended with a sunset illuminating the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan. In between, we viewed some of the most amazing lakes, rivers, and, most importantly, mountains, I have ever seen.

Kara Kul to Murghab: The Highest Pass

July 22, 2014

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From the top of the pass, the road was straight and straight-forward, never far from the Chinese border fence and never quite smooth. I was far from concerned about the road, however, as I was continually gaping and the never-ending enormous landscape that surrounded us all the way into Murghab.