Category: Tajikistan

The Pamir Highway is a dream journey for many travellers, a road that for hundreds of kilometres runs above 3,500m of altitude and reaches 4,655m at its highest point. The road has a military origin, in the 1930s the Soviet Union embarked on its construction to support its claims on the territory. The landscape is barren, winters are long, the sun bright and the wind strong. In fact, before the road there were no permanent settlements in the whole east of Tajikistan but the road needed workers, needed repairs, needed soldiers to guard it, and all these people needed food, needed housing and now a small number of people lives in an area that is immensely beautiful but honestly not well suited to human habitation. […]

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