Two Red Marys and a Yellow Rose

No, no…it’s Ta-*JEE*-ki-stan
27/12/2010, 14:24
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan, baby!

I am in the process of learning as many fun facts as I can about this fascinating little country tucked among Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  It will be my home for 2 years beginning in February 2011.  So far I have gleaned the following:

** Fabulous fresh fruits and vegetables are available at the market in Dushanbe most months of the year.  Praise Jesus!  This vegan is over-the-moon.

** The unibrow leads a rich and vibrant life.

** Tajikistan is one of the most mountainous countries on earth.  Right.  Post-Christmas I am armed with REI gift certificates and hell-bent on learning to hike…and like it!

**  Um … it is really bloody difficult to reach Dushanbe.  I will soon find out who *really* loves me 😉

** It appears that Dushanbe is not a regular stop on Phoenix’s touring schedule.  Drat.

Among Con Gen training and consumables- and vehicle- and clothes-shopping and packout and departmental consultations and vaccines and hopefully squeezing in one last visit to Austin and and and … I look forward to learning more.  Anybody have any insight?