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Day Hiking in Tursunzoda Tajikistan || Part 3

Editor's note: This post was originally published on 20 March 2010 and has been updated August 2019 for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

 After we left the village and finished viewing the dinosaur prints our group takes a lunch break on a grassy saddle that over watches the village that we left earlier in the day. Our guides pull out hot green tea which is the Tajik National Drink. They have been carrying the tea in their packs for the group to enjoy. My small team had gone to the market the night before the hike and we loaded up on cheese and non or in Tajik (HoH) which is a flatbread found throughout Central Asia.

Our group splits up with those that want to take an extended lunch break and those of us that want to push on to ascend the mountain.

Just follow the donkey, he knows where he's going...It is amazing that these animals just graze on the mountain.

This is right out of Indiana Jones. This was a monkey bridge that was up the river from the village that we left earl…

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