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Talas (Colocasia esculenta) merupakan tanaman yang berasal dari Cina, India, Malaysia, dan Indonesia. Tanaman talas tumbuh baik pada dataran dengan ketinggian 0-2740 m dpl., pada kondisi suhu 21°C-27°C dengan kelembapan 50%-90% yang memiliki curah hujan 1750 mm/tahun. 475 kata lagi



Way back in November I met Bolot.  I got back to the house here in Kara Suu after one training or another in Bishkek to find the house totally empty except for this guy I had never seen sitting in the living room watching TV. 412 kata lagi


The Ak Kalpak

The ak kalpak is to Kyrgyzstan what the ten-gallon hat is to Texas.

They’re these tall, narrow, white, felt hats each with a turned up rim around the bottom.  397 kata lagi


The Rest of the Day in Red Butte

So, after Emil dropped me off I met up with the English teacher Dinara (who also happens to be Emil’s wife), Angie, Angie’s counterpart, the school maintenance supervisor, and the school Director.  460 kata lagi


Sultan and his Donkey

One of, if not the, most important thing I do in Talas and Kara Suu is get to know my neighbors; chat with kids at school; become recognized by the marshrutka drivers,  shop keepers and café owners; eat dinner with my host family – really just become a member of my community.  602 kata lagi


Country Music in Kyrgyz Places

It would not be a complete exaggeration to say that I love country music.  I don’t know if there is some primal need satisfied by steel guitars or what, but I swear by it.  843 kata lagi


To the Chong Suu and a Giant Lenin Head

Monday, my first week day back in site, was Kyrgyz Independence Day.  With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan became the first of the… 386 kata lagi