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Silkroad travels: Pamir

Kara kul kishlak in early morning. As usual in the Pamir, you get to bed with sunset and rise with sunrise. The permanently inhabited village at 3930 m asl. has been a military and border patrol post: the Chinese border is situated a mere 15 km from here. But with the Soviet imperial paranoia gone, the town has shifted its activity to friendly trade, tourism and jailoos (summer pasture). We are housed in a homestay, we share three connected rooms with 13 Italian car tourists and 5 other cyclists.

At the horizon the 5'000ers of the Tajik National Park are in sight. On the opposite lakeshore you can see the opening to the Western basin.

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Additional Photos by Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 54 N: 651] (1628)
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