This smooth character in his tall kalpak (traditional Kyrgyz felt hat) and sunglasses eyed the table at a billiards hall in Murghab. Tajikistan. Kyrgyz in Tajikistan? Odd borders (which are rife throughout the former Soviet Union) in and around Murghab and Tajik-Kyrgyz border areas are heavily populated by ethnic Kyrgyz.
Read more about our adventures in the Pamirs.