Distant Greetings!

You might recall that, up to now, I’ve shared no images from the adventures in far-off Tajikistan except for the dental incident.  Since finishing the photos from my time in Turkey, I’ve been chipping away at all the photos taken in Tajikistan.  I was hiking in the mountains there for all of August and September of last year, so there are quite a few photos.  Here are links to the first two galleries:

-Dushanbe to Barchidev: https://balloonbill.smugmug.com/Other/Dushanbe-to-Barchidev/

-Barchidev:  https://balloonbill.smugmug.com/Other/Bachidev/

In the second gallery, you’ll see a lot of apricots drying in the sun.  They are the best apricots!  It’s an unplanned coincidence that earlier today I finished eating the last of a big bag of dried apricots I brought from Tajikistan, given to me by Gulomsho’s mother.  It will make more sense when you see the gallery.

Feel the friendship – of Tajikistan and everywhere!