Photo of the Day (12/27/07)

This photo encapsulates everything I love about travel, especially those odd moments where you get mixed in with the locals and have to endure an entire different way of life just to get from Point A to Point B. And just look at that desolate landscape. There’s probably not a McDonald’s for at least another mile!

According to Teokaye, who snapped this wonderful shot, the truck (or carriage?) is full of “Wakhis on the way to the hi-altitude summer pastures to tend to family livestock. This road follows the border – Tajikistan is to the left, Afghanistan, to the right.”

And then Teokaye asks us, “Can you spot the American?” I think I can, can you?