15.06.2019: Chorug – Langar

The conversation with the Belgian couple last evening had done the trick: We decided to drive through the Whakan Valley instead of skipping it and riding straight to Murghab. What worried us a little was the fact that we were told: "There is no tarmac in Whakan". The prospect of 220km on dirt and sand roads sounded not that great, but doable. So, after using the petrol station which lay on the way to fill up, we started our adventure into the Whakan Valley. The first…

14.06.2019: Qal’ai Khumb – Chorug

Chris started his daily video the following: There is "good", "bad", "shit" and there is the road from Qal'ai Khumb to Chorug. But let's start from the beginning. The breakfast in the morning was tasty (finally no more diarrhea!) and gave us an opportunity to get in contact with some of the other guests. There was a group of Czech motorcyclists, the guy from New Zealand and a british lady who was backpacking. After the breakfast we at first went to refuel. For the first time…

13.06.2019: Dushanbe – Qal’ai Khumb

In the morning we set off alone. The Russians and Adrian had already left earlier as they wanted to cover some distance. Starting from Dushanbe, the road was well paved, we filled up with 95 octane petrol at Gazprom. After following the road towards the east for several kilometers, we soon turned south onto a road new to us. Road conditions were alright, but a lot of smallish villages reduced our average speed. During a break to rehydrate we met a French cyclist who (at least…

11 – 12.06.2019: Dushanbe II

After we made it back to Dushanbe the previous day, we awoke with a slightly better mood than the previous days. Chris however had aching muscles and Fabi caught a proper diarrhea and spent a big portion of the morning on the toilet. So, the ride yesterday had taken its toll on both of us. So, we decided to take it slow and checked out at last minute. In our (especially Fabis) condition, we were not in a position to try the southern route today. So,…

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