Archive for January, 2006

Silvester in Tajikistan

January 5, 2006

Just arrived in Tajikistan at the 30th of December 2005 development workers kidnapped me for a ski ride in the mountains to celebrate new year’s eve. Though it was freezing cold on 2.500 meter elevation, we had much fun and it was verz joyful.

2.5 hours north from Dushanbe by four-wheel-drive to the mountain vilage Takob. There is a tourist ski-station with accomodation opportunities over night. Don’t pay more than 25$ for accomodation, ski rent, food, sauna per day. The place was in former times a Russian facility, but ater 15 years of declining infrastructure it looks now rather remote. Also in the summer timeĀ a wonderful place for trecking and climbing.