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Afghan Turkestan

These photos are from a trip I made in the early spring of 1978 from Mazar-i-Sharif to the city of Herat. Part of the way it was raining and much of the roads consisted of muddy ruts. We drove in Russian trucks that were very high off the ground. On many hills the passengers had to get out and walk so the trucks could get across without slipping and sliding out of the mud ruts. The truck I was in only made it as far as a little outside of Bala Murghab. There I had to switch to another. The journey actually started in Sibragon. I had gone from Mazar to Balkh by bus, spent some days in Balkh, the bus to Aqcha for a few days, then bus again to Sibragon. From there it took 4 days to cover the distance to Herat by truck.
Turkestan road
Turkestan road
The White Cat
The White Cat
Caravanseri yard
Caravanseri yard
Balkh
Balkh
Balkh street
Balkh street
A group shot
A group shot
Old walls of Bactra (Balkh)
Old walls of Bactra (Balkh)
Village
Village
power grinder
power grinder
Camel
Camel
A parking space
A parking space
Blacksmith
Blacksmith
Rug merchants
Rug merchants
Camel train
Camel train
Walls of Balkh
Walls of Balkh
Balkh
Balkh
Crossing a pond
Crossing a pond
Shrine of Khvajeh Abu Nasr Parsa
Shrine of Khvajeh Abu Nasr Parsa
Turkestan
Turkestan
Turkestan - near Bala Murghab
Turkestan - near Bala Murghab
Turkestan roadside
Turkestan roadside
Andkhvoy
Andkhvoy
Bala Murghab
Bala Murghab
Murghab River
Murghab River
Turkestan
Turkestan
Man and donkey after Sibergan
Man and donkey after Sibergan
Near Bala Murghab
Near Bala Murghab
Walking over a pass
Walking over a pass
Turkestan
Turkestan
Maimana
Maimana
Our driver
Our driver
Near Bala Murghab
Near Bala Murghab
Qaisar
Qaisar
Qaisar
Qaisar
Qaisar
Qaisar
Qaisar - one muddy morning
Qaisar - one muddy morning
A rainy journey
A rainy journey
Turkestan - rolling green hills
Turkestan - rolling green hills
Coming up to Sabzak Pass
Coming up to Sabzak Pass
Heading to the Sabzak Pass
Heading to the Sabzak Pass
Heading up the Sabzak Pass
Heading up the Sabzak Pass
Heading up the Sabzak Pass
Heading up the Sabzak Pass
Sabzak Pass - slight mishap
Sabzak Pass - slight mishap
Sabzak pass to Herat
Sabzak pass to Herat
Sabzak Pass
Sabzak Pass
Sabzak Pass
Sabzak Pass
Remote dwellings
Remote dwellings
Northeast of Herat
Northeast of Herat
Recovering
Recovering