After we set off from the bridge we hit a small but busy town on the afghan border. The germans were able to get new tyres in the town and the aussies got a new rim as well (theirs needed daily hammering back into shape). With new car parts purchased we headed off to Kharugh.
The roads were again bad but the sheer cliffs had been replaced by more sheer cliffs but this time they dropped down to a river, and on the otherside of the river; Afghanistan. Literally a stones throw away as we stopped to throw stones over the river. We again climbed higher through the mountains and followed the Tajik/Afghan border to Kharugh.
It took almost a full days drive to reach Kharugh, we managed to wangle a camp spot in the Garden of a local hotel for $4 each. The hotel even served relatively good food, allowed us to use their wifi but most importantly their toilet; which was a bad move on their part as certain team members stomachs wern’t up to much. After eating we headed to bed in the garden of the hotel.