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Trinity  Indonesia's leading travel writer whose life story became a movie. Author of 14 books incl "The Naked Traveler" series. Travel blogger since 2005.

Shahrisabz is an ancient city where Amir Timur (the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia in 14th century) was born.
This museum contains more than 6,500 archeological, ethnographic, and numismatic collections displays in architectural structure of a madrasah.

#shahrisabz #museum #samarkand #amirtemur #uzbekistan #TNTuzbekistan
Pic by @riniraharjanti

45.6 meters-high Kalyan Minaret built in 12th century is the most prominent landmark of Bukhara. It performed several functions; as a watch tower, calling prayer, and executing criminals by being thrown from the top - also known as Tower of Death.

#kalyanminaret #kalyan #minaret #tower #architecture #islamicarchitecture #bukhara #uzbekistan #TNTuzbekistan

I just knew that Imam Bukhari, the famous author of hadits collection, is from Uzbekistan. He was born in Bukhara and died near Samarkand where I visited his resting place here.

#imambukhari #mausoleum #memorial #samarkand #islamicarchitecture #islam #hadith #samarkand #uzbekistan #TNTuzbekistan
Pic by @riniraharjanti

Country #87: Uzbekistan!

Started in Samarkand, I went to the heart of the city: Registan. Although the hundreds years old buildings are beautifully decorated but inside is nothing but souvenir shops. Well, it's still a nice photo backdrop tho! 🤫

#registan #wall #samarkand #islamicarchitecture #uzbekistan #TNTuzbekistan
Pic by @riniraharjanti

2 weeks road trip through 3 countries (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) with these 2 ladies is an adventure of a lifetime! There were times I peed on my pants cuz I laughed out loud!

We knew each other 8 years ago when we all published travel books in @bentangpustaka. Since 2015 we've been traveling together with our own money once a year to new countries - which makes it difficult to choose because @claudiakaunang has been to 70+ countries and @riniraharjanti 35+! I hope we could do this again. Missing them already cuz now I'm continuing the journey by myself in Uzbekistan.

Tag your besties who would love to take a road trip with you!

#bff #bffgoal #besties #roadtrip #nonsponsoredtrip #centralasia #tajikistan #TNTtajikistan
Pic using my phone by our lovely Kyrgyz driver, Pak Hamid.

Driving hundreds of kilometers rough terrain along Panj River as the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, I could see that north Afghanistan scenery is beautiful!
If they're at peace, I think many tourists would love to go there. Even for me, just to take a pic at a border sign here. ☺️ _
#tajikistan #afghanistan #border #centralasia #TNTtajikistan
Pic by @riniraharjanti

Not only mountains but there are many lakes along Pamir Highway, some of them are salt lakes like the Dead Sea including this Sassyk Kul.
#sassykkul #lake #saltlake #deadsea #pamir #pamirhighway #tajikistan #TNTtajikistan
Pic by @claudiakaunang

I think Tajikistan is equally stunning as Kyrgyzstan! Can't decide which one is better but both surely are in my top list of the most beautiful countries!

Anyway, when nature at its best, you don't need to edit or filter your photos!

#lake #mountains #snowcapped #clouds #sky #pamirhighway #pamir #roadtrip #tajikistan #TNTtajikistan
Pic by @riniraharjanti

Pamir Highway (M41) is not like a highway in the city. It's a long winding road with mostly in bad condition across remote high-altitude pastures built by Soviet military in the early 1930s.
I did an 8-day road trip with 4x4 car and I tell you it's the most spectacular in the world!

Here's a little part in Tajikistan side above 4000s meter where it looks like planet Mars. I took this pic from the car as I was having an altitude sickness.
Have you experienced one?

#pamirhighway #pamir #mountains #highaltitude #sky #roadtrip #tajikistan #TNTtajikistan

Yeayyy, I'm in the country #86: Tajikistan!

Here's the road some hours after the border of Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan on Pamir Highway - the second highest altitude international highway in the world at 4,655 m.

#pamir #pamirhighway #roadlesstraveled #roadtrip #sky #clouds #mountains #highaltitude #tajikistan #TNTtajikistan
Pic by @riniraharjanti

Road trip in Kyrgyzstan with a style!
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Renting a car in Kyrgyzstan can be tricky. You don't know what you get until it comes to you. But this old car did a good job taking us to the mountains and valleys for 2 days!

#roadtrip #mercedesbenz #car #mountains #kyrgyzstan #TNTkyrgyzstan

Those little white dots are the Kyrgyz yurts that I stayed in surrounded by snowcapped mountains with the highest Lenin Peak at 7,134 meter and Tulpar Kul lake.

Been 3 days traveling without phone signal, electricity, running water, and proper toilet.
I guess these are the trade off to be in the paradise!
Would you do that?

#mountain #lake #grass #green #leninpeak #yurt #tulparkul #kyrgyzstan #centralasia #TNTkyrgyzstan

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