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Alternative Spring Break: Buzkashi Edition

We spring semester language students are officially halfway through our respective Farsi, Tajik, Dari, and Uzbek language programs of study, which means – Spring Break! To kick off our week-long Spring Break/Navruz celebrations here in Dushanbe, we all celebrated by attending a good ol’ fashioned game of dead goat polo, aka, … 438 more words


Buzkashi: Grab that Goat!


The winter this year was unseasonably warm, so much so that a couple extra games of Buzkashi/Бузкаши, the national sport of Tajikistan and Afghanistan, were played up in the dusty hills right outside Dushanbe over winter break. 527 more words