The first words of my first travel blog . . . what should they be?
It's getting hot here in Dushanbe and my patience with 5 year olds is wanning. I look forward to leaving. There are two flights a week to Istanbul, the main gateway to the rest of the world if you are in Tajikistan. I know my director and one of my students and her family will be on my Monday morning flight. No doubt I'll recognize many others as well.
On June 24 at 12 noon I'll meet John in Taksim Square. He's found an apartment through the Istanbul Craiglist and will have room enough for me to stay for almost a week. Then I'll travel to Sofia, Bulgaria by bus to meet my parents. Thanks to the internet I've learned precisely where I can buy my ticket.