I didn’t plan to go here, but so many people on the road were enthusiastic about the Pamir Highway (world’s second highest highway) that I decided to visit Tajikistan as well.
In the first restaurant they already wanted to drink wodka with me. As it was only 1am I decided to drink 2 shots with them. After that I had to hitchhike on.
The next car who took me was this family. They were very nice to me. Eventually they even invited me to the wedding of their daughter/sister.
Unfortunately I had to reject the offer as it was 3 days later and a detour of 500km for me.
In the end I really enjoyed Tajikistan. Read for example how the hitchhiking at Pamir Highway went.