The landscape heading up from Sary Tash is spectacular, with its multi-colored mountains and thick snow packs.
But its not a place you want to linger since multi-day storms regularly pass through…
Murgab market first appeared bleak and deserted.
Then the shops, built from refurbished shipping containers, opened.
Out spilled bright colored clothes, Chinese plastic, and fruits from Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Where is everybody?
An eerie silence pervaded the place as we wandered Karakul’s dusty streets.
The town used to be an important military base. Nowadays the local youth have left to find work in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
The landscape is so vast that even when we saw the town of Karakul in the distance, it took us the whole day to reach it.
Vast, enormous, immense, are just some of the adjectives used to describe the scenery.
To truly appreciate it, you have to pedal it yourself.
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