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Sep 25, 2008 - Sary-Tash

Went to Istanbul Cafe for breakfast(omelette, french fries, tea, and cake, yum!)& while we wait sitting outside in a perfect people watching location...many two/3 wheel man handled produce carts begin down the incline towards the market. A major effort to keep the weight of 1 ton of bags of potatoes,charcoal,melons, etc. from getting away from them, usually fellow in front w/ back against the load and sometimes one in back steering. This down a major thoroughfare towards on coming traffic along the side but still lots of traffic w/ prime...

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Oct 24, 2007 - Sary Tash

Vi fant paa internett en fyr som kunne skaffe russisk Jeep med erfaren sjaafoer for en billig penge. Han holdt ord, og vi var straalende fornoeyd med aa legge oerkenen bak oss til fordel for fjellene. Og for foerste gang i aar saa jeg snoe!! Det snoedde! Men dessverre blokkerte taake og skyer utsikt til fjellene.. Men veien var god og sjaafoeren dyktig, saa turen til Sary Tash tok bare 4-5 timer. Utstyrt med appelsiner, bananer, tursnacks og musikk noet vi turen og noterte overrasket at vi ikke led av noen hoeydesymptomer (3640 moh)! Sary...

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Jul 21, 2006 - Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan

We continue on the Silk Road by travelling from Tashkent (Uzbekistan) to Sary Tash (Kyrgyzstan). This takes us initially southwards through the Ferghana Valley and then east and over the border at Osh. The people in Ferghana are famously independent and were the most resistant to Soviet programmes of homogenisation. Moscow central planners responded by firstly carving up the valley (there are the most bizarre international borders in this region and half of the valley is in two other republics) and then by imposing the first of the five...

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