Seven Lakes

Our first trip away in Tajikistan alone! Plus a 16 mile hike

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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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Great Uzbek Adventure Part 3: Bukhara

We drove into Bukhara in a dust storm. It was incredibly windy that day and since Bukhara is right on the edge of the desert sand had whipped up around us and it felt like a totally different planet. I’ve read The Martian. I know what can happen in dust storms. It was a bit […]

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Great Uzbek Adventure Part 2: Samarkand

I’ll just go ahead and be up front with you guys. I have almost no patience for museums, historical sites, and touring around churches and cathedrals. I much prefer a quick browse, a few photos, and then to be on my way. And by on my way I usually mean back to eating. Sean lives […]

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Great Uzbek Adventure Part 1: The Drive

Spring break in the past has meant many things. Flying to Spain¬†for a week of Spanish culture,¬†driving 22 hours straight from Milwaukee to Fort Lauderdale for a week of sunbathing, and trekking around Costa Rica for minutes of exploring pineapple fields followed by hours at the spa. This year spring break meant packing the car […]

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