Monday, August 17, 2009

Isalam Aliku, from Dushanbe.

Just a quick email to say that after a long hot dusty and thankfully uneventful 2 days drive from Khrog to Dushanbe we have arrived.

We drove over a 3285.9m pass according to the hand painted sign on the top where we were met by an armed soldier telling us not to take photos. It was a dusty drive off the pass on a road that shouldn't be called a road it should be called a rocky dusty bumpy track. We tried to stop for lunch at quite a few places but we told that they had no food! We finally found a place to eat kebabs salad and bread in a werid town called Obi Garma which means hot water.

Then we thought straight onto Dushanbe for hot showers and cold beers, but no, the local police had a different ideas as we were stopped 6 or 7 times for a check.

First time our drivers were fined ???? for not having clean minivans so we had to stop at the convientently place local car wash and have them steam cleaned and polished.

Finally arrived in Dushanbe, and we checked into our hotel and then off for our farewell dinner and a few well earned beers. Then back to the hotel for just a few hours sleep befor the group had to leave for the airport at 3am, for their 5:10 flight. Luckily all that went smoothly and they are now jetting their way home.

So the Wakhan trek adventure has finally come to an end, and what an adventure it was......

All the best Ade

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