Downtime in Dushanbe

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I have traveled to 58 countries, posted 4,517 pictures and written 282 entries in 13 travel blogs
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Sligo (adopted hometown),
Ireland Flag of Ireland
Member Since
Mar 11, 2007

About Fishtails04

Teacher... I like the holiday allowance. But have also been a travel writer, travel agent, life model, chambermaid, sales assistant, bartender, waitress, store manager. traffic counter...
Favourite music
Lots... Irish traditional, Latin, blues, 80s, opera, 'world', folk...
In my mum's house
Favourite movie
Like Water for Chocolate, West Side Story, and Of Love and Shadows
English, Spanish, Irish, some Portuguese, some French
Favourite quote
"You are only young once but you can remain immature indefinitely" - Ogden Nash. "I have an insatiable greedinesse of seeing strange countries, which exercise is indeed the queene of all pleasures in the world." Tom Coryat, 1608.
Interests and hobbies
Travel, playing music, hiking/trekking, good food/wine/beer.
One thing I want to do before I die
There are far too many to limit to just one!
Favourite book
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
My friends describe me as
Depends which friends you ask!
The most amazing moment in my life so far
My first time scuba diving in the tropics, watching the first sun rise of a new year from a Japanese mountain top, getting trapped in a Tibetan village by an avalanche, being pecked by penguins in Antarctica, but best was reaching Everest Base Camp.

Recent Entries by Fishtails04

  • Crossed from Turkmenistan at Urgench post- quick & easy. Car from border to Khiva - drivers wanted $20 but came down to $10 for whole car, $5 per head if shared. Khiva - Avoid Alibek Gu...

  • Downtime in Dushanbe - Apr 20, 2015

    Dushanbe isn't the most exciting of Asian cities. But that was just fine : Dushanbe was downtime. I enjoyed its leafy avenues, parks of spring flowers, cafes with real c...

  • I had read that the Regar-Tusurzande border post from Uzbekistan to Tajikistan is remote, and that the crossing involves long queues and frequent hassle from the Uzbek guards, while the Tajik guard...

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