After an epic road trip on the Pamir Highway, we are very happy to arrive in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.

Much like Bishkek (the capital of Kyrgyzstan), Dushanbe is a Soviet city with wide welcoming avenues, leafy green parks, and proud monuments. Communism may have failed but it left behind some nice cities.

Dushanbe isn’t quite as intriguing as Bishkek for a Socialism buff but it’s smaller and more relaxing. We strolled around town, day and night, passing by fountains and statues, watching the people of this agreeable town go about life. A great break before heading back into the mountains.

Bonus photo – I met these cute little dogs at the top of a disused aerial tramway and they couldn’t have been more excited to see me! Dogs are great everywhere in the world.

“You have treat??”
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