It was dark when we rolled into town last night so couldn't really get a sense of the magnitude of the mountains that lay in front of us and after a quick consultation with the map found out that we were driving along the Afghanistan - Tajikistan border we were defiantly not in yorkshire anymore!!
We drove through the day on roads that can only be compared with that of battlefields it took us almost 10 hours to cover 60 miles mainly due to the roads but partly because they were that bumpy the roof rack had started to vibrate loose and at one point a tyre came off and almost smashed the back window. It was fixed by having a ratchet strap tied to the rear towing eye and then another one to the front towing eye.
With all the dusty roads we were seriously down on power and needed to stop Team Rainbow Dash was also suffering from misfiring issues now the dust is so fine similar to Chalk dust and just gets everywhere. We stopped and banged out our air filters which were truly saturated with the stuff and looked for a place for the night.
We found a restaurant ate and decided to stay the night. Restaurants in this part of the world consist of a super king sized bed with cushions around it and then the food is placed in the middle. A bit like eating on the floor but your raised up on effectively a bed, point being that there is space to sleep on and after chatting with the owner who seemed very confused as to why we wanted to sleep finally accepted and we went to bed.