Homemade Bread – Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan

Homemade Bread - Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan
© October 10 2007, Uncornered Market

We visited a traditional Pamiri home in the village of Langar, Tajikistan and were welcomed with fresh, homemade bread and warm milk literally straight from the cow (we saw her outside when we first walked in).

The man seated was our host the previous night. He (and his children) have light hair and blue eyes, a visual surprise for us. We asked his roots and were told that Pamiris with lighter features are descended from Macedonians who settled in the area under Alexander the Great (300 BC). If true, those are some strong genes!

Read more about our adventures in the Pamirs.

ivovx That Alexander myth is quite common the region (Taj/Afgh/Pak) regarding the blue eyed/light haired, but how on Earth did they get the idea Alexander and his people were pale; haven’t they seen Balkan people?! Mystery! Posted: May 19 2010