Saturday, November 25, 2006

Scenes from Tajikistan

My lovely lagman. You cannot see the thick homemade noodles underneath all the herbs, meat and potatoes.

The ceiling of the teahouse 'Rohat' in Dushanbe. It is open to all weathers (not much rain) summer and winter, though there are some indoor rooms, too. Some hardy souls, including myself, eat outdoors at any time of year.

The housing for the average urban Tajik household. Usually fairly decrepit and greatly in need of repair. In the villages families live in large compounds surrounded by a high wall.