todays our last day in uzbekistan, we head to tajikistan tomorrow. unfortunately the pamir region is closed to foreigners because of some militant activity. this area was the whole reason for our trip. instead we will be visiting the fan mountains which are also supposed to be very nice but not as spectacular as the pamirs. After that we'll tour around kyrgyzstan for a week in the mountains before hitting Almaty and heading home.
another unfortunate event is the two closest border crossings from uzbekistan to tajikistan are closed due to political reasons. instead of a 2 hour car ride to the border tomorrow we'll have a 9 hour car ride on bad roads. they told us we should get a very early start, so we will be leaving from the hotel at 3 am. should be memorable.