Stremnaya Road is apparently located in Bolivia, and nicknamed the Road of Death. I haven’t verified this.
“You guys go on ahead. I’m gonna walk. I need the exercise anyway.”
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The first 8 photos are from the Guoliang Tunnel in Taihang mountains (i assume the rest are from Boliva). It has been built by villagers themselves, which is an inspiring story in itself:
“Before 1972, the path chiseled into the rock used to be the only access linking the village with the outside world. Then the villagers decided to dig a tunnel through the rocky cliff. Led by Shen Mingxin, head of the village, they sold goats and herbs to buy hammers and steel tools. Thirteen strong villagers began the project. It took them five years to finish the 1,200-metre-long tunnel which is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. Some of the villagers even gave their lives to it. On May 1, 1977, the tunnel was opened to traffic.”
Nice. Thx for the insight.
The only link to the outside world prior to 1972. That would’ve been some trek. I hope they weren’t too disappointed when they got to the other side…