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

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Tajikistan, Citizen Media, Development

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.