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The 'Stans

PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARISA MARCHITELLI


Travel with one of our photographers to the little-known corners of Asia for a glimpse of everyday life there.

Published on Jun 4, 2014

 

Tajikistan

While most Tajiks appear more Arab, there are natural redheads—like this little girl in Faizabad—who still carry the genetic markers of the Aryan travelers of the ancient Silk Road.

Tajikistan

Kazakhstan

A ski resort near Almaty, Shymbulak runs its chairlifts during off-season so visitors can hike the glaciers, and get a glimpse of China—which lies just beyond this mountain range.

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

The Talas Valley is all wide-open landscapes and grass-fed cattle and horses. These sheep are herded by one of the nomadic Kyrgyzes who still live in yurts.

Kyrgyzstan

Uzbekistan

Saffron, cinnamon and cardamon...inhale at Silk Road Teahouse in Bukhara. Turkish coffee and saffron tea comes with pistachio and rose bars, and sesame and honey chunks.

Uzbekistan

 

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