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Aug 21, 2008 - Ishkashim

Pic #3630-3664 Our accomodation was very nice -even arriving late Abrahim was able to negotiate the owner down from $15 to $10 US which is normal price, esp w/ little dinner. The place is a museum house, beautiful...reminded me of Chinese Tibet house inside. All wood carved, open room w/ carved beams, paintings. We hiked a little way towards petroglyphs before setting out on the road...the kid 'guides' were not really helpful mostly pointing out lots of graffiti along the way, ha! The town w/ wonderful tree-lined streets is in a most...

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Jul 27, 2005 - Y al frente, Afganistan...

Tajikistan es un pais hecho polvo. La verdad es que nada ayuda. Es la ex-republica sovietica mas remota, mas inaccesible, mas montanosa de todas. La que mas ha sufrido desde que se declaro independiente hace un poco mas de diez anos. Claro que la guerra civil por el poder no ayudo mucho. Solo acabo hace tres anos. Y todavia el pais se tambalea. Pues Rusia salio del pais y lo dejo desnudo, sin ayuda. Y aqui no hay dinero para reparar carreteras, ni poner electricidad en los pueblos, ni para reparar el sistema de agua corriente que habia...

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