From the Archives: “Showdown in Shaydon” (Tajikistan)

The following was originally published on November 12, 2008 as part of “Pixillated Peregrinations,” a chronicle of my Central Asia and Turkey, which was hosted on the TravBuddy blog site that shuttered in April 2018.  Sunday morning was another cloudy day, but not rainy. I think I slept until around 9am, but Halim and I…