Khujand: Tajikistan’s Northern City

Sean and I are approaching one year in Dushanbe. My theory with CLO trips has been that I’d do everything the first year. That way we could pick and choose which ones we wanted to attend for the second go-round, and I’d have hands-on experience to share with people when we didn’t go. This past […]

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The Almost Dog

I’ve mentioned her┬ábefore. She was the dog we almost adopted before we found Soya. There was about a 14 hour gap between Tony taking her home and Sean and I carrying Soya from Leslie’s house last October. An odd series of events that made Soya our dog, and Roxy the almost dog. She’s been staying […]

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Berrypaloza

There are many excellent things about summer in Dushanbe. The Embassy pool is open, the weather is hot, CLO trips are planned to Iskanderkul, Khujand, and Nurek. It’s easy to get excited about life here. This is our first and really only full summer in Tajikistan. Last year when we arrived in August it was […]

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She Travels With Me Now

On the third finger of my left hand sits my wedding ring. Except it’s not really mine. It’s my grandmother’s. Well. My Busia’s. I’m Polish and called the only grandparents I knew Busia and Dziadzia. I have many fond memories of my grandparents. They lived on a lake and my brother and I┬áspent many weekends […]

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Dubai: Hello to the First World

When I first heard of Dubai I thought it sounded silly. You mean they’re building a completely artificial city? They’re making islands into palm trees? Hotels shaped like sail boats? And on top of that the tallest building of the world? All I thought was “why would I ever want to go there?!” Now I […]

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