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Old Posted May 21, 2008, 5:43 PM
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Exclamation 2008 Retrospective: A Pilgrim on the Silk Road

Was taking a stroll down memory lane on photobucket this morning and it occurred to me that I may as well indulge my self-centeredness and post a retrospective thread. Also, in the process, I realized that its a year later and I still haven't posted my photos from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Clearly I am the laziest man alive. But, if you're interested, keep an eye open for those. I intend to post them today or tomorrow.

Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Beijing:

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Turfan

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Gilgit (Pakistan)

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Rawalpindi

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Peshawar:

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Kyber Pass (Pakistan/Afghanistan border):

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Kabul:

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The Hazarajat:

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Bamiyan:

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These are in every way a joy to behold. Thank you.

(And by the way, I have been anxiously awaiting the final few photo threads you have in store - hurry up! )
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The most hardcore photothread on SSP as of yet.
My jaw is in my lap right now. Thanks, Reesonov!
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Wild stuff! Nothing wrong with a retrospective--you've got steel balls going to some of those places at this time in history.
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Excellent photos.
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Thank you, great photos.
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Thanks. Just such an wild, interesting side of the world we rarely, if ever, see. I am in awe...incredible.
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I have never seen this part of the world. Thank you for sharing these photos.
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Thanks everyone. Certainly part of the appeal of travelling to these kinds of places are that people think you're "hardcore", but really its not that difficult. As I've said before, I would encourage anyone to do it.
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Winner of the dusties cities photo-thread!!! I can't get enough of these photos. . . thanks for the retrospecitv. . .
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I agree with the rest, this thread is hardcore.
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I was google image searching a photo of Beijing to post in another thread and one of the results that was returned was this thread. It brought back a lot of good memories for me and, as most of these places aren't seen very often on SSP, I thought that I might bump it to see if any new members were interested.
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Beautiful! I love how haphazard, knotted, and dense the communities are.
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What an incredible trip, jealous.
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Excellent photos! What brought you to that part of the world? Several years ago I read Eastward to Tartary and the Great Game (one of the best books I've read) and I am fascinated by this region.

How were you able to travel safely in Pakistan and Afghanistan? I am looking forward to your photos of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (and Iran if you have any).
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As I've said before, I would encourage anyone to do it.
Except for women...
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