Been a while since I posted. We were lucky to have visited various places during this time.
Our most recent journey was in Central Asia. Along the Silk Road.
Ayesha had the Fuji X-H1 while I was carrying my trusted Nikon Df and a pair of simple lenses..the 50/85 f1.8Gs.
Most of the images are with my Nikon.
The Fuji unfortunately took a great fall onto concrete. And just packed up.
Quite a few of these images have been posted in some other forums. Apologies, if you have already seem them. I shall include some new ones here.
A general map of the countries we traveled through....
As can been readily seen from the map, these lovely countries lie within a rough neighborhood; with 3 possessing nuclear weapons; a fourth..well you know;
and the fifth where a war has been going on years, without end.
The visited countries themselves have various border issues and the crossings can be problematic.
But, invariably, we found each one of them to be the most hospitable, friendly, helpful, safe places we have ever visited. Bar none.
And our tally of countries has crossed a 100.
Remnants of the Soviet occupation is evident, to various degrees, in all countries.
However, they are moving at fast pace to move past the communist effects.
While Ayesha went in search of incomparable architecture, I was in search of names, long lost to history, of the golden age of Islamic science and arts.
Thank you for coming along on this brief journey with us.