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Published : Jan, 2023

Sites & AttractionsSightseeingCultural PleasuresActive PursuitsNature & WildlifeSarytagKhujandIskanderkul WaterfallDushanbeSnake LakeBird Watching5 Springs"Stans in Central Asia"Boat Ride on lakePamir HighwayIskanderkul lakeTajikistan is 97% mountainousHat of Alexandermore than 1000 rivers & 2000 lakes & scores of glaciersPanjakent
Known as one of the most beautiful of the ‘Stans in Central Asia, Tajikistan has slowly been cementing its place on the bucket list of adventurous travellers.

While not as popular as its neighbours, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Tajikistan has a whole range of worthy attractions that are guaranteed to make your jaw drop.

From the fabled Pamir Highway along the Afghan border to the legendary Fann Mountains and even the bustling metropolis of Dushanbe, there’s plenty to do in this natural wonderland...

Published : Aug, 2021

How To Get ThereSites & AttractionsHealth & SafetySafetyDushanbeKhorogAfghan ConsulateSarhad-e BroghilPermitsThe Wakhan Corridor
In August 2016 I traveled through Afghanistan as an American for two weeks, backpacking across the beautiful Pamir mountains in the Wakhan Corridor. This is how I did it.

DISCLAIMER: The US government warns against travel to Afghanistan. Just because I went, does not mean I think everyone should go. The safety situation changes on a weekly basis, and requires a good deal of research/planning.

When I told family & friends I was planning a trip to Afghanistan, they thought I’d lost my mind.

Afghanistan, the war-torn Central Asian (or Middle Eastern, depending on who you ask) country full of terrorists, soldiers, car bombs, predator drones, and IEDs.

Why the hell would I want to go there?

Afghanistan has been on my bucket list for a few years after I met a fellow traveler and public speaker Shane Dallas who happened to share his experience with me at a travel industry conference.

I learned that the version of the country most of us see each night on the evening news is simply not the full story…

Parts of Afghanistan can be dangerous, sure, but it’s also full of beauty, hospitality, and history too.

This is the Afghanistan I was on a mission to seek out and share.