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Winter in Tajik Capital, the “Worst City in Asia”

Written by Mahina Shodizoda On 4 March 2014 @ 2:26 am | No Comments

In Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, Development, English, Quick Reads, Tajikistan

An expat blogger writes [1] about how she spent winter in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. 

I spent most of the coldest times huddled next to the space heater (pechka), cup of tea in hand. Some mornings everything in the kitchen froze. I once tried to pour hot water into a cold cup and it cracked in half…

On several nights the electricity went out, sometimes for hours…

The story helps understand why Dushanbe was recently ranked [2] the worst city in Asia for expatriates to live in.


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[1] writes: http://corntocotton.com/2014/03/02/winter-in-the-worst-city-in-asia/

[2] ranked: http://www.eurasianet.org/node/68064

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