Cheerful children with their purest smiles 😁😄😃We Just finished our hike and walked back to the village of Sarhad, we were stopped by groups of kids from the village. One of the older kids who spoke good English told me later, "You know, unlike my brothers and other people in my country, I have dreams. I want to go to university in Kabul and study English. Maybe someday abroad." I gave him my best wishes. #wakhan#afghanistan#wakhancorridor#offthebeatentrack#kidsofinstagram #🇦🇫
Dust in the Wind - Mia the Kia tearing up the Pamir Highway in the Wakhan Valley a few days ago. Today the team leaves Osh headed north to Kazakhstan eventually. The 4th teammate @stuartpalley (me) is headed back to the US today for another road trip to see the solar eclipse, so I thought I'd share this parting shot and a thank you to the rest of the Bears Beyond Borders team. Thank you to Geoff, Jean-Marc, and Juan for letting me hitch along on the rally, cramming me in an already cramped car. Thanks for the photo stops, feeding me antibiotics when I got sick, and putting up with my yelps every time I thought our suspension was going to bounce us right off the road. It was a hell of a few weeks and I hope Barry gets the Viking funeral he deserves (and needs). Onward! - SP #mongolrally#mongolrally2017#miathekia#barry#wakhanvalley#pamir#pamirhighway#tajikistan
منطقه زیبا و خوش آب هوایی #واخان_بدخشان #نوربند_هزاره اگر از عکسها خوش تان آمد پس صفحه #کلتور_هزاره_گی را فالو و تعقیب کرده از فرهنگ هزاره گی تان بشتر آگاه شوید. منتظر #نظرات#انتقادات#پشنهادات سازنده شما دوستان هستیم اگر شما کدام عکسی از #فرهنگ_هزاره گی داشته باشید و یا از #مناطق_هزاره نشین داشته باشید برای ما بفرستید ما نشر میکنیم. اگر از خود تان یا برادر پسر خواهر و اقارب دوستان تان عکسهایی با لباس هزاره گی داشته باشید و خواهان نشر شان باشید لطفا برای ما بفرستید. #منتظر_همه_شما_خوبان_عزیز_هستم.
A couple of years ago I made an incredible journey on horseback at one of the most remote places in the world. The Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan. Almost forgotten and nearly void of humanity other than a small population of two tribes living side by side in this expansive mountainous region at the cusp of three legendary mountain ranges, the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Pamir mtns. These amazing peoples are the Wakhis who are farmers and the Kyrgyz, a nomadic tribe. Of all this extraordinary beauty we experienced none impressed me more than the women we encountered. Courageous, beautiful, extremely hardworking and with a very short life expectancy! They humbled me. They inspired me, and we became instant friends. They taught me how to wear charcoal eye makeup..We had a great laugh about that. #womencrushwednesday#woman#girls#epic#inspiration#strong#courageous#beautiful#travel# trekking#horse-trekking #adventure#afghanistan#wakhan# Wakhis#Kyrkyz#nomads#HinduKush#Pamirs#Karakoram#journey#photography#adventurephotography#travelphotography