Coming to Tajikistan my expectations were high, very high. Driving through the Pamir mountain range was something I had been looking forward to since the planning of my trip began. I can honestly say the highlight of the trip was my parents coming and not the mountains I had been looking forward to the most. Ma and Pa were in Tajikistan for about a week. It was great to see family again after being gone for about 5 months. Although all three of us struggled with sickness at least a couple days while they were here we made the most of our time. (see pictures) Yes I did get spoiled a little bit! But I figured I better let them since they rarely get to see me! haha It was nice staying in “luxury” hotels after I had grown so accustomed to cheap, basic and sometime pretty nasty hostels or hotels.
One thing I appreciate the most is that I get the opportunity and ENJOY traveling with my parents! Its always interesting and sometimes the situations get a little crazy but that’s what makes the trip. Traveling is such a big part of my life that I can’t imagine where or what I would be without it. I’m not just saying that cause I’m on a trip around the world, but looking back at the people, places, and experiences that I’ve had while traveling its really had a huge impact on my life.
Now for Tajikistan. Like I said before, it did not live up to my expectations. As I sit in Manali, India and type this up, I look back at my journey through Pakistan China and here, Tajikistan really doesn’t even compare! So what do I right about? It was hot, dry, dusty, plain and hard. I loved having my parents there. And that’s about it.