I travelled from Khujand to Dushanbe by Shared taxi, cost of a single seat is 150 Somoni ($15) and there are 4 seats. There was myself and another tourist and the taxi driver said we would have to wait for the other two seats to fill up before we could depart, so I said I would pay for the other 2 seats and we left immediately at 10:00. Stopped for lunch at Shariston 1,450m altitude at 1145. Left at 1225, started drizzling and into the mountains, ears popping, rain stopped, road went up to 2,600m some long dark tunnels, beautiful views, arrived in Dushanbe (706m) at 1540.
Heading out of Khujand
Long and winding road
Red and green
Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan and my name for it is the City of Roses, there are masses of roses everywhere. I wandered around Rudaki Park and visited the Museum, not much else to do here.
Beautiful pictures Chris. You sure must be enjoying your trip. So envious of you world traveler. Enjoy and have fun. cheers. Tracy
Thank you Tracy