Tajikistan is a land of sunshine, a land of the purest air, and of water that rushes echoing from steep mountain sides.
- Pavel Luknitski
KHOROG, Tajikistan – Recent clashes between the government and rebels have ended violently, but this Central Asian melting pot has always been a place of extremes and co-existence.
TAJIKISTAN – For true bragging rights, visit the former Soviet republic. It's the belly button of the world: rich in natural resources, but very poor and haunted by its past and present conflicts.
TAJIKSTAN – In the unspoiled landscapes in the Pamir Mountains, you might go days without seeing humans, drinking from endless streams and rivers. Here are the logistics.