Travel Blogs from Khujand, Tajikistan

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Less Snowy and Cold, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Less Snowy and Cold

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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... with no working heater or hot water and toilet of questionable flush-ability, I packed my bags and prepared for the last day in Tajikistan and on the trip. After a tajik honey pancake breakfast and a shot of vodka, we headed off to the Khojand museum. ...

Flying the friendly skies with Tajikistan Airlines, Khojand, Tajikistan travel blog

Flying the friendly skies with Tajikistan Airlines

A travel blog entry by tawildman

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... and there are jagged, snow-covered peaks looming overhead.    Joseph Stalin drew the country borders between Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in this area, apparently after many bottles of vodka.  You are constantly driving in and ...

Gas station, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Gas station

A travel blog entry by martin_fest

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... one a little better. Still both not really well enough for conversation. So after lunch at one of the thousand schaschlik places in Tajikistan we went on to Chakalsk, which is supposed to be usually another day trip. You can guess how long it took. Main ...

I really worked..., Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

I really worked...

A travel blog entry by martin_fest

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Hello... today was the first day that I really worked, meaning I was busy for more than 6 hours doing something with my own hands. I made two technical drawings for the pump. Was not really challanging but felt good to have something to do. It is ...

Welcome to Tajikistan, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Welcome to Tajikistan

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... divided into a democratic party and an Islamic party. This lead to the bloody Tajik civil war, which lasted almost a decade. Tajikistan finally settled on a democratic form of government. We were surprised to hear about this civil war, and we were even ...

The air pressure tank, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

The air pressure tank

A travel blog entry by martin_fest

Hello everybody, today some more news from my work. Finally I got some engineers work from my boss. Actually two projects. First one is not so interesting. It is about the treatment of the waste from the ethanol production which is mainly made up of ...

My b.. f.. tajik wedding, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

My b.. f.. tajik wedding

A travel blog entry by martin_fest

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... early, eat plof, which is nice for lunch or dinner but not for breakfast, and go home straight afterwards. But it is Tajikistan... I went home as well and took a nap. The main celebration took place in the evening starting at 5. Again about 600 ...

Air pressure tank, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Air pressure tank

A travel blog entry by martin_fest

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... a place with Acrobat Reader, which is mostly unknown here but used in all documents in Civilization, uuppps Western world...It is Tajikistan... But now to todays topic. Actually I am trying for three days now to get this story and the pictures to the ...

Working in Tajikistan, Khojand, Tajikistan travel blog

Working in Tajikistan

A travel blog entry by martin_fest

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Hello everybody, still doing fine, learning my Russian almost everynight. Weather is great, 30 Celsius during day, less than 20 at night give a good sleep. My host family is providing me with the various tajik dishes and trying to make me become like ...

Khojand, Khojand, Tajikistan travel blog

Khojand

A travel blog entry by galumphing

... of touristic interest.  There's a 10th-century citadel and an attractive mosque/medressa/mausoleum complex -- but it's really just a nice modern city, and a pleasant stopover before beginning the long journey through the high mountains of Tajikistan. ...

Crossing Into Tajikistan, Bŭston, Tajikistan travel blog

Crossing Into Tajikistan

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... really had no backup option as there was no other form of transport available. The drivers wanted to ride all the way to Khujand. The haggling got extremely complicated with two currencies, two destinations, many drivers and the two of us all speaking and ...

First Taste of Tajik Hospitality, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

First Taste of Tajik Hospitality

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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About 60 kms from the Uzbek-Tajik border on the banks of the Syr-Darya river lies Khojand, Tajikistan's second largest city and also one of the oldest in the country.  It is said to have been founded by Alexander the Great as his easternmost outpost ...

Eyes on the road..PLEASE!, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Eyes on the road..PLEASE!

A travel blog entry by timshazz

... of days. Ferouz dropped us down at the share taxi station and negotiated a great deal for us for two seats in a 4WD up to Khujand in the north. This would be our springboard to cross the border to Uzbekistan. Our passengers were a motley crew. Tim and I ...

Exploring Khujand, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Exploring Khujand

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

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By 4/5 th day i was starting to get my bearings and know my way around the town. And annoyingly I get half ever in Tajikistan! I don't really back home. On one of our days off me and the other volunteers climbed a mountain. Most ridiculous thing I ...

Day 4, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

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... . Actually losing the will to live with all these energiser games... How ironic! It was a good dinner today. It's tradition in Tajikistan to have a starter and main course but no dessert. To say I struggled with this is an understatement. I WANT CAKE. ...

Navruz, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Navruz

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

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When we arrived we didn't actually need to start work until a week later as we arrived just before their new year so everyone had a week off work. Quite a good way to get to know the town and our families before working full time. Navruz is when the day ...

Day 6: khujand, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Day 6: khujand

A travel blog entry by bahador2012

... saw some pictures about Iran history. and then start my tour to city center and took some pictures from Sirdarya the big river in Khujand. and then visited the Ark citadel. the ark was with full of things from Iran old histroy related to ...

fucking bribes, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

fucking bribes

A travel blog entry by metoindia

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... the short 10 minute ride to the next small town. There I took a mashroutka for 5 Somani, to go the 100 km to Khujand. Here I found a small hotel above the bazaar, which is packed with friendly traders, the owners speaks some English and the bed is only 3 ...

Wrapping up our visit, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Wrapping up our visit

A travel blog entry by el292

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... the head honcho and mayor of the town, who made lots of jokes (in Tajik). Saw a vulture by the side of the road... Back in Khujand, with the job complete we met Timor and Farkhod. We headed for dunch (lunch/dinner) at 4pm, after an hour we were a bottle ...

Nothing but Trouble, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Nothing but Trouble

A travel blog entry by silkroadstu

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... for the efforts of our drivers. The road standards we come to take for granted in Australia simply do not exist here, although with time and the help of Chinese and Turkish engineering, travelling in Tajikistan should improve in the ...

Love in Tajikistan, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Love in Tajikistan

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

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Now I don't know if its the boredom or genuine romance but there are already a few couples and rumours are flying! So one English girl volunteer is with a male Tajik volunteer, another English girl volunteer is with a male Afgan volunteer and and also 2 ...

My project, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

My project

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

... a larger group. The woman we are helping is called Rahbah, and she owns an education centre in rural Tajikistan about an hour away from our town Khujand. I was happy with where I had been placed, and it's good to get away from Khujand now and then, The ...

Being celebs, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Being celebs

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

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... market research for the education centre. It was ridiculous! If people ever need training to become a celebrity, then come to a Tajikistan school. Children hanging out the windows waving, asking for photos, crowding round us, following as around, asking ...

Getting into a routine, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Getting into a routine

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

... are 5.30pm- 6.30pm every Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. Or as Kate helpfully told me, not Monday Wednesday Friday or Sunday. At Khujand leisure centre women can only go swimming on a Wednesday and Saturday (still a sore point for me... Don't get me ...

Im so over it, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Im so over it

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

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... second class citizen. I like that I'm British so I get people staring and being inappropriate to me. I like that I have never seen Tajikistan at 9.30pm. I like the weather- I actually do. And I like the mountains, they are stunning, and the people I'm ...

Just another day in Tajikistan, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Just another day in Tajikistan

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

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... got away without any of this materialising. And now I will tell you a little story of a bouncy ball that I feel summarises Tajikistan perfectly. It was Andys birthday and he wanted a bouncy ball. So Beth and I went to the sport shop, unfortunately ...

Day 1, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Day 1

A travel blog entry by suzebethdavies

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... by leaving London at 5.30am on to Heathrow. I met the team. 11 18-25 year olds about to embark on our travels to Tajikistan. I was loving the youngsters already. At airport. So tired. So so tired. Too tired to be nervous. Changed in Moscow where it ...

Frustration, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Frustration

A travel blog entry by el292

Today was frustrating, we headed an hour out of Khujand by bus to wait 2 hours for the local youth minister in our second jamooat. After 2 hours we found that he wasn't there. We would have to come back tomorrow. After this we met with Timor and his ...

Day 3: first time crossing two foreigner borders, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Day 3: first time crossing two foreigner borders

A travel blog entry by bahador2012

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... my passport and then they started to checking my phone. they deleted some video clips that they didn't like. after that i crossed the Tajikistan border easily. then called to my host Bako and by taxi coming to Khujand. about 1 hour i wait for him and ...

Day 4: exploring Khujand and going to Nau town, Khujand, Tajikistan travel blog

Day 4: exploring Khujand and going to Nau town

A travel blog entry by bahador2012

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second day Bako came with me to city and show me how to go inside the city by Marshotka. his home was near Maktab #13 and was easy for me to ask everyone to find it. we went out and start seeing some places like Panjshanbe bazaar, second world war ...

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