Tashkent: a good intro to Uzbekistan January 25th 2014 I cycled from the Kazakh border to downtown Tashkent. I had to stop at a few checkpoints and policemen asked to see my passport several times, more out of curiosity than anything else. I ended up sliding a copy of my passport on top of the bag attached to my handlebar so that every time a cop or a guard asked for my ID, I would simply point at the copy. Most of the time they would say “ohhh Fren ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Tashkent Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more
I am a 36-year old language teacher, currently working in Beijing. I was born in France but China has been my home for many years. I taught French and English in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, for 6 years. I never thought I would stay in China for such a long time but it’s been an amazing experience! Professionally speaking, teaching Chinese students is extremely rewarding. They are so hard-working and eager to learn new things. And then China… there aren’t enough words to describe this intricate (hence fascinating) country.
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