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Entries from December 2004

Format Changes

December 30th, 2004 · No Comments

The regulars among you may notice (see how much confidence I have in your powers of observation) that I have changed a few settings on the blog. The main page will now show only the last seven (7) posts. This means those of you on dial-up connections (like me) won’t have to download all the [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan · Travel

Ads by Google

December 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

No doubt you’ve noticed the ad(s) at the top of the page. If for some reason an ad surprises you by its presence on my website, please know that I do not control the ads that run on this page. Also, if the ad states that it is a “Public Service Ad” by Google, then [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan · Travel

Musings: On apartments

December 26th, 2004 · No Comments

Mine is a small apartment, with the following rooms: Kitchen/eating area – You sort of enter into this “room” when you come in the front door (as opposed to the back door, which doesn’t exist). There is a sink the size of the one that used to be in the 1973 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan · Travel

How to make KD – the voice of experience

December 26th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Today, I made my own Christmas dinner. And now that I have experience with these things, let me tell you how it’s done. I had some experience in this area when I lived in dorm in university, but there are some additional criteria that come into play when one is out of one’s element. First [...]

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Tags: Photos · Tajikistan · Travel

Musings: On communicating with home

December 26th, 2004 · No Comments

So here I am, 175 degrees east and 12 degrees south of home, which by my rough calculations puts me 6440 miles from home via the North Pole. If the Earth was flat, I would be approximately 12278.76622466605966451195644668 miles from home, which is probably closer to the number of frequent flyer points I would receive [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan · Travel

Musings: On food

December 26th, 2004 · No Comments

Editorial note: Discrepancies between this item and earlier items are explained by the fact that this item was written prior to last week. ================ The majority of the stuff in the grocery stores here is from Russia. As a Canadian, I half expect to be able to turn the item over and find the English, [...]

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Musings: On eating out

December 26th, 2004 · No Comments

The first part of this article was written a while ago. The latter part is more recent. ================ I live in an area of town near a couple of restaurants frequented by the expat crowd (at least that’s what I’m told). When you have a maid that cooks and can keep you fed for about [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan · Travel