Road Travel in the Wakhan

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Wakhan Road Travel Info Before you embark on your Wakhan journey, a note on roads in the region: they’re rough. The roads into the Wakhan, whether from Tajikistan or Afghanistan, aren’t necessarily all that terrible. Once you’re on the ground …

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Not So Hot – Zong Hot Springs

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Zong Hot Springs On the short road through the Tajik Wakhan, there are any number of sites of interest marked in maps and guidebooks. One of these, you’ll find, are the Zong hot springs. There are several things to like …

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Afghanistan Wakhan: The Film

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Afghanistan Wakhan – Film Showing Near You? It seems that a full-length film about the Afghanistan Wakhan was put out in 2012 by a Canadian outfit. No idea where you can buy/see a copy, but check the official website to …

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Ishkashim Border Market: The People

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Faces of the Ishkashim Border Market For many travelers headed to the Wakhan , the border market at Ishkashim is the closest they will actually get to being in Afghanistan during their trip. If you’re in the Wakhan area of …

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Tajikistan Maps – Where to Find Them?

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Tajikistan Maps – Where to Find ‘Em? To be entirely honest, the choice of maps available in Tajikistan is not top notch. There is one decent road map for sale widely in Dushanbe (check bookstores or tourist information agencies, I …

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Central Asia Charity Rally

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Central Asia Charity Rally We’re always happy to see that travelers to the region are looking to give a little bit back to Central Asia. Most recently it has been brought to our attention that The Travel Scientists are organizing …

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Hard Times for Kyrgyz in the Afghan Wakhan

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Kyrgyz in the Afghan Wakhan This story from The Independent presents a sobering look at life for ethnic-Kyrgyz  Afghan citizens in the Wakhan: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/on-the-wakhan-corridor-with-the-afghans-that-time-forgot-8708216.html This is neither an easy place to live or travel, so take note. All the same, the …

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Wakhani Religious Traditions and Belief

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Wakhani Religious Traditions, Houses, and Beliefs Different to even the rest of Tajikistan, the primary religion in the Wakhan is Ismailism, an amalgamation of Sufic Islam and historical religious beliefs (encompassing Zoroastrianism and animism, among others). There are signs of …

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Beyond the Wakhan – A Bishkek Travel Guide

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Bishkek Travel Guide So this is a bit off topic the Wakhan Corridor, but we’ve published a Bishkek travel guide for the capital city of Tajikistan’s neighbor to the North (Kyrgyzstan), and if you’ll be heading that way on your …

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Wakhani Hospitality – Ratm Edition

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Wakhani Hospitality On of the inspirations for starting this page was the incredible hospitality displayed by people met in the Wakhan, and to encourage more travelers to go out and experience these fine folks. One family, in particular, sticks to …

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