If you're never likely to travel the road to Dushanbe, you should check out some super photos of the Tajik capital -- even though Carpetblog isn't cool enough for her to link to anymore. Damn doo-gooders trying to help people and shit. Whatevs.
Have I ever mentioned how I believe Spies Like Us, featuring Dan Akroyd as Emmett Fitzhume and Chevy Chase as Austin Millbarge, is a modern re-enactment of the Great Game? It totally is! Doctor, Doctor. Doctor, Doctor.