Dushanbe to Kalaikhumb - the relics of Tajikistan’s civil war

Dushanbe to Kalaikhumb - the relics of Tajikistan’s civil war

In most of the conservative villages between Dushanbe and Kalaikhumb, full beards and traditional Tajik dress are de rigueur, though so is a welcoming hospitality in contrast to the tanks and other civil war vehicles burnt out on the roadside. Before crossing the Khaburabot Pass, you’ll meet locals who’ve survived and seen and lost things best not said, but are still happy to share with you the astounding beauty of their high altitude home.

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