My travels in Tajikistan, by AKFC Fellow Stephanie Ortynsky

Source: School of Public Health – University of Saskatchewan, by Stephanie Ortynsky

My travels in Tajikistan, by AKFC Fellow Stephanie OrtynskyA huge highlight of my stay here in Tajikistan has been experiencing the legendary Pamiri hospitality, as being a visitor here is considered a gift from God and treated accordingly. It certainly is something that one can easily grow accustomed to, and there is a good chance that most days you will be invited into a stranger’s home for some osh (a local delicacy of fried carrots, rice and meat), naan and green tea. There is much to be thankful for here. The Pamir mountains are breathtakingly beautiful, and the journeys you can make by car or even bicycle will provide you with some of the best sights of your life.

Working in Tajikistan with the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), as part of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s Youth Fellowship Program has been quite the experience thus far.

Read more – Dated: Feb 16, 2017


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