Tag Archives: Mountain Landscape

Tajikistan

A Persian-speaking advanced in a predominantly Turkish, Tajikistan is in many ways the odd one out in Central Asia. With its roots in ancient Sogdiana and Bactria, the modern country is a fragile patchwork of clans, languages ​​and identities, forged together by little more than Soviet nation-building and shared hopes for a peaceful future. That peace was broken in 1990 when a brutal civil war claimed over 50,000 lives, making the remote mountainous republic in the bloodiest corners of the former Soviet empire. Despite the wounds remain open, a decade after the war the majority of Tajiks are moving forward with their lives, as if waking from a nightmare, and a mood of optimism has returned.

The good news is that Tajikistan today is safe, stable and scenically spectacular. The Pamir – the “Roof of the World” – are easily the highlight of the country, offering stunning landscapes of great height, great choices of ecotourism, mountain hospitality humility and Pamir Highway – one of Asia’s largest travel road. The Wakhan Valley is a dream for walkers, Dushanbe is considered one of the most beautiful capitals of Central Asia, while the ancient city of Penjikent offers an interesting view of the region past the Silk Road.

Once the playing fields of spies “Great Game” and explorers, Tajikistan is now the playground for adventure tourism edge. For lovers of remote mountain landscape, or any person occupying positions such as northern Pakistan and western Tibet as your favorite destinations, Tajikistan is in sight as the most exciting republic in Central Asia.

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Togo

Once considered the pearl of West Africa for its quiet beaches, exotic markets and friendly people, Togo was overwhelmed by the unrest and human rights abuses in the 1990s. Unfortunately, the saga continues. When the despotic President Gnassingbe Eyadema died in February 2005, and his son Faure Gnassingbe came to power, hundreds of people died in street battles and thousands of people fled the country. But with the new president gradually make the Togolese population is a good time to review small mountain landscape of Togo, diverse cultures, the dishes of yam-based soccer team qualified for the 2006 World Cup .

Travel Ideal Road Trip

Lomé, the capital, is one of the most beautiful cities in West Africa, with great Blvd du 13 Janvier sweeping the beach and in the heart of a city obscene, crowded nightclubs. To the east, beyond the tourist resorts on Lake Togo and the Atlantic beaches, colonial charm exudes Aneha sinking, and has a fetish market. Voodoo is also practiced through Togoville lake, a fishing village with fetishes on the streets.

Inside, Kpalimé is the gateway to the triangle of coffee and cocoa, ruined palaces, butterflies and mountain villages are hidden in the woods. Northern cities are attractively Sokodé and Kara slowly taking points in rural Africa, with the road between them passes through national icon, the decision Aledjo. About Kara, centuries-old culture and traditions can be seen in the houses of adobe famous fortress in the valley of Tamberma and weekly markets in the region Kabye.

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Lomé, was once a city that said it was the Paris of West Africa, and is easy to see the appeal was in its heyday. There are still real charm to its wide boulevards, palm-fringed beaches, craft markets and nightlife full-on.