Jarrett Basedow Jarrett Basedow, Intern, Tajikistan Jarrett Basedow’s stories Tajikistan: Cooking with Jonibek August 16, 2009 One weekend morning, I walked into the kitchen of the house here in Garm to see what I could scrounge up for breakfast. I smiled when I noticed there was coffee ready. Tajikistan: Lord of the bees August 6, 2009 Beekeeping is an extremely valued activity in many areas of the world, and honey enjoys a nearly mythological reputation in many cultures. It should – promises weren’t made about a land of milk and honey for nothing. Tajikistan: What's in a name? July 28, 2009 When I’ve studied abroad, I have usually avoided using a local moniker — including last summer when I lived with a Tajik family and studied Tajik. It didn’t matter too much to me that my name, for whatever reason, is completely unintelligible for a variety of cultures. Tajikistan: What would you do for an interview? July 22, 2009 Amy promised me pancakes if I wrote a blog entry, and I’ve accepted her terms.