Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Little About the Culture

Hi students,

You asked about the culture and the religion in Tajikistan. Most of the people in Tajikistan (90%) are Muslim. Many Muslims pray 5 times everyday. The holy day is Friday, and many Muslims go to the mosque to pray on Friday. In the picture, men are praying on a Friday. Women wear scarves on their heads.

Tajik people are very friendly. They like to invite people to visit their homes. They sit on the floor to eat. People eat lots of bread and rice. There are many markets in Tajikistan.

I will go to Washington DC and then to the country of Turkey. On August 26th, I will arrive in Tajikistan.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

About Tajikistan

Hello students! I am going to Tajikistan to teach English at a university. I will leave Minnesota in August. I will go to Washington D.C. for 3 days for meetings. Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States. On August 26th, I will arrive in Tajikistan. I will live in the capital city. The city's name is Dushanbe. "Dushanbe" means "Monday" in the Tajiki language. People in Tajikistan speak Tajiki, Russian and other languages.

Tajikistan has about 7 million people. Minnesota has about 6 million people. Tajikistan is about the same size as Wisconsin. There are many mountains and rivers in Tajikistan. People eat rice, meat, apples, grapes, melons, and other foods. People wear many different colors of clothing.