Arriving in Tajikistan after the hectic week in both Turkmenistan and especially Uzbekistan due to the visa restrictions, was like a breath of fresh air. For the first time since probably Turkey, we didn't have to rush anywhere and we could just rest and update the web a bit. We only stayed in the city of Khujand, although the most important thing Tajikistan has to offer its visitors are the Pamir mountains. But as it is winter, the access is quite complicated, expensive and time-consuming. Besides, we're supposed to go to Nepal in a few months, so we'll have plenty of mountains there!
After the bus from Tashkent dropped us by the border with Tajikistan, we entered the building to come accross a small problem: to leave Uzbekistan you have to hand out a copy of the customs declaration we filled in when we entered Uzbekistan. Problem: we didn't have the copy. The border guards in Olot probably forgot to give us a copy of it. Great.
Born in Barcelona and raised in Olot, I've been interested in travelling since I was a child, when every Summer I crossed Spain from coast to coast with my parents. Listening to my siblings' stories about their trips all over the world also helped, as well as watching Around the World with Willy Fog on TV :)
As I grew up, and while I was still studying... read more