Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Remembering Tajikistan

Sundays were often spent hiking in the mountains and valleys of Tajikistan -- usually within 50-60 miles of Dushanbe, the village-like capital. Sometimes there would be bridges -- often made of twigs, but other times you'd have to pull your boots and socks off and wade. In the spring, the water could be quite cold since it was coming off a glacier.

Below is a picture of the big market in Khujand, Tajikistan's second largest city. The market is always a fun place to visit and a great place to bargain.

And this is a shot taken in Dushanbe in 2007. He was my local baker. For about 25 US cents you could buy a bread loaf.