It is starting to get a bit chilly here, with temperatures in the 30’s for the past several days. We even had a bit of snow in Dushanbe last week, although it didn’t stick.
But in the countryside, even relatively close to the city, it feels much colder. The photo above is from Faizabad, about 60 km east of Dushanbe, and you can almost feel the chill seep out of the screen. I can take it, seven years in Ithaca made sure of that, and I have modern conveniences like a heater in my bedroom. The people in Faizabad don’t have such conveniences, by and large. Hell, a fair number of people in that district don’t have running water.
This could be a long winter. Not for me; I can check into the Hyatt if worse comes to worst. The people of Faizabad can’t.