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Entries from March 2005

Monitoring Kyrgyzstan

March 24th, 2005 · No Comments

While many of my friends have accused me of stirring up the unrest that has characterized Kyrgyzstan over the past several weeks, I proclaim them to be lousy at geography. I was in Tajikistan, which is next door to the south. However, having recently been in the region, I am watching the events with great [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan

Things to do when you get home

March 22nd, 2005 · No Comments

When you get home after being away like I have, you need a list of things to keep you occupied for the first few days. Maybe you can use my list as inspiration for your’s. Suck up the water in the basement that got in when the pipe feeding your underground sprinklers burst next to [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan

Home – Chapter 1

March 21st, 2005 · No Comments

Leaving Dushanbe The driver came at 8:30 am. We loaded up and picked up Victor for the 10 minute drive to the airport. There, our vehicle was swarmed by the luggage terrorists – the ones who won’t let you carry your own bag, but will separate you from your money for the privilege of doing [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan · Travel

BBC Hardtalk

March 15th, 2005 · No Comments

The BBC has a show called Hardtalk, which is an interview show in which the interviewers show no mercy. They are very well briefed and they don’t let their “victims” get away with anything. The Canadian media could learn a thing or two from this, rather than being so “nice” all the time. Some of [...]

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Tags: Tajikistan

Istanbul

March 12th, 2005 · No Comments

Am now in Istanbul for a couple of day. More on that soon. The thing you can always know is that you’ll have friends in every stall of the bazaars here. Aggressively friendly. They’re always working it.

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Tags: Travel · Turkey

The Last Day

March 11th, 2005 · No Comments

So today is my last day in Tajikistan. Tomorrow morning (that’d be in about 16 hours), Victor, Max & I will fly to Istanbul as we each begin our trips home. I go with mixed feelings. I’m excited to get home and see Lynette and the kids. By the time I get there, I will [...]

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Tags: Photos · Tajikistan · Travel

Fun Menus

March 9th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Today we went back to the “Naturel Restaurant”, a Turkish-style place near the office and the home of the “Watery Dinner of the Day”. I managed to take some picture of more pages in the menu for your enjoyment. Also, can anyone identify the make/model of this car for me?

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Tags: Photos · Tajikistan · Travel