Pamir Highway, Day 2 - Tajikistan
The drive from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan was epic. It starts off entering “No Man’s Land”, a neutral zone that does not definitively belong to either. The first thing we saw was a giant vulture fly head on towards our car.
I’m standing next to a statue of the Marco Polo Sheep, a symbol of Tajikistan, which sits right before the official border entrance to Tajikistan.
The border entrance is reminiscent of a scene from the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones. It’s a lonely, remote, ramshackle, highly elevated place with unforgiving weather and a set of gatekeepers.
We arrived just in time for a sunset over the much anticipated Pamir Mountains.
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