For one to live abroad for ten years and return back to the homeland
it must be exciting; it was for me, arriving in
Right away I noticed the changes that happened in
The Lives of Ordinary People
Middle class is almost nonexistent; there are super rich
people and the rest of the population struggles to make a living. Most of the people are dependent on what they
earn during the day. For the majority of
the population a savings account does not exist, because they earn as much as
they need to spend. Because
One will notice the great hospitality that the people
offer. Taxi drivers that make five
dollars day will insist when you arrive at your destination that “no problem if
you don’t have money, you don’t have to pay me”. Going to Restaurants you will hear the same
thing. After a great service and great
meal, when you go to pay your bill they will say to you, “be my guest for today
and don’t worry about your bill it’s on us”.
It is just great to see that even when people are struggling to make a
living there, yet they are so giving and caring that it just astonishes one. I
felt like everyone was my friend there and they knew me.
Meeting with Former
During my third day in
Traditional but Dangerous Game of Boozkashi
Boozkashi is a traditional Central Asian team sport played on horseback. I am assuming this game was invented before soccer because the only difference is that instead of a ball, they play with goat or calf. The game involves skilled riders who could grab a goat, or calf from the ground while riding a horse at full speed. The goal of a player is to grab the carcass of a headless goat or calf and then get it clear of the other players in order to throw it across a goal line or into a target circle or vat. It’s just like kicking a soccer ball into the goal. The horses that are used are very expensive and only the rich people can afford to play this game. I was able to have a close look at the horses involved in the competition and take some pictures. These horses are tough and well trained to fight off other riders.