Road trip on the Pamir Highway

Road trip on the Pamir Highway

We’ve just finished a week-long road trip along the famous Pamir Highway that joins Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Tajikistan. The route has been used for millennia as a part of the Silk Road but the Soviet Union made a big push to turn it into a real road in the 1930s. Continue reading “Road trip on the Pamir Highway”

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Crossing the border from China to Kyrgyzstan

Crossing the border from China to Kyrgyzstan

We left Kashgar early in the morning. It stays dark here really late into the morning because all of China is in the same time zone.

Before leaving town, our driver had to gas up the car. Gas stations in Western China are heavily secured. No passengers are allowed, so we had to walk around the outside of the the station while our driver showed her ID, let security search the car, then fill up.

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