The Pamirs: Statitskis

Number of km (from Shanghai to Dushanbe):  6396
Trip completion:  46%
Number of countries crossed:  3
Number of 4000m+ passes:  5
Number of weird cairns on the side of the road:  37

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Number of fake Fanta brands:  6  (Fanto, Fantic, Fantastic, Fantan, Fantam, Fannic)

Looks like Fanta, smells like Fanta, does not taste like Fanta

Looks like Fanta, smells like Fanta, does not taste like Fanta

Number of times we wished we had known more Russian (other than the word “beer”):  0 – it was velly amusing just putting -ski, -chevnko, -plov on the end of every english word we spoke

No ideaski

No ideaski

 

Number of giant-sized portraits of the president making bread, harvesting wheat, picking flowers, meeting Vladimir Putin, dressed as a builder etc:  Too many to count

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The name’s Gordon, Gordon Brownski

 

 

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Number of Chinese instant noodle packs consumed:  38 – no more ever again

Noodle dinner nr Karakol

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