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May 26, 2023

'World's Most Dangerous Roads: Deadliest Journeys in Afghanistan' (2016)

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"I'll give you a goat and a sheep.You give me 10 kg flour."

Marco Polo took the Wakhan corridor in the 13th century.

Except for the two truck drivers who make regular trips in and out of this corridor, I don't think much has changed since the 13th century and bartering is still the way to shop.

The Wakhan Passage/Corridor is a passage to a place where time has stood still.

I think you can only understand what that means riding on the back of a yak or donkey surrounded by 5000-meter-high mountains.

No Taliban, no U.S. soldiers, no Russian soldiers ever made it here.

Thank God.

The women are free to speak their minds, young girls can learn.

There's no electricity but it's more modern than many other places in the world.

"Even though it's cold, I am still happy because I'm with my parents."

A young girl on the back of a yak, wrapped in a crimson scarf, blindingly colorful against the stark white snow covering the mountains, clinging to her mother as they make their way to Sarhadd, at the end of the the Wakhan passage.

"If they owe me something, they will always pay me back.Even if it's in ten years.These are good honorable people."

The most dangerous roads.

The most beautiful places. Enjoy!

Have a lovely day. Have a coffee.Turn off the faucet when you wash your hands.It saves water and you'll remember the people who have to get water from a well.

Heck, some don't even have a well.

Be gentle with what you've got.

The top comments are quite interesting.

May 26, 2023 at 12:26 PM | Permalink


If you liked that then check out India in Motion. The fascinating travels of a guy visiting the remote places of north India. I've become a patron of his. https://www.youtube.com/@indiainmotion

Posted by: Paul Biba | May 26, 2023 4:32:58 PM

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