Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge
Tales of (mis)adventure from abroad



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We had no way of knowing how fortunate we had been. We were cycling blissfully along one of the most visually stunning roads in the world – the Pamir Highway, isolated at 4,000 meters in altitude and overwhelmed by the magnificence of the surroundings. But the road we had just left was also famous for its own reasons. It was dubbed the Opium Highway. We later learned that 2 days after our passage through the Khorog checkpoint, the entire region had been closed off to foreigners for an entire month. An operation to arrest a local drug-lord had gone terribly wrong.


There are 3 comments.

  1. comment number 1 by: Jocelyne

    Another escape! You are truly born under a lucky star, Yannick! xxx

  2. comment number 2 by: Jenn

    I’m glad for the update, and moreso glad that you continue to be alive. :) Danger seems to like hovering quite close to where you are. Stay safe out there.

  3. comment number 3 by: JP

    Malade DJJ!!!…great to read it after you’ve explained to me during FUICONP/TIPO! Paz, MJJ

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