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New Website, New Blog, but the Old Blog Archive remains: September 28, 2023

After many years of wanting a real website, this month I finally have a website designed by the very knowledgeable Rey Rey Rodriguez ( TheMindOfReyRey ). My old blog,  Vacation-Travel-Adventure  continues with the same address but it is located in the "Archives" tab on my new website . The new blog which is a continuation but with much better resolution for 4K screens, it is now at .

A Second Chance at Fame: October 9, 2021

Another of my photos was selected for On a road trip through the Pamirs, I took this photo in August 2011 in the town of Alichur, Tajikistan, on the road from Khorog to Murghab. The name of the town may mean Ali's Curse. The town (elevation 2987m/9800ft) is mostly populated by persons of Kyrgyz descent. The scenery was a starkly beautiful high desert landscape. We did not stay at the Marco Polo Home Stay, however. We did stay in Murghab (elevation 3650m/11975ft), the highest town in Tajikistan. We were supposed to stay 2-3 nights, but the elevation got to me and after one entire night suffering a painful headache, we left for a lower elevation.

My photo can be viewed at