Dushanbe Off The Beaten Path

  • Outdoor Seating!
    Outdoor Seating!
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  • Inside a sashlique restaurant can be a bit dark
    Inside a sashlique restaurant can be a...
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    Venture Out of Town and Have Lunch!

    by Greatwalk0 Written Aug 15, 2007

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    Immediately north of Dushanbe, just outside of town, is a neat series of sashlique (shish kabob) restaurants that are frequented almost exclusively by residents of Dushanbe and neighboring villages (no tourists here!). Enjoy a seat outside (see picture) or sit inside during the winter months.

    Choices of meat include: Beef, lamb, or chicken (no pork). Also be sure to order a salad and bread. All shish kabobs are sold with a variety of sauces and spices!

    Enjoy!

    Inside a sashlique restaurant can be a bit dark Outdoor Seating!
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    Varzob - mountain splendor

    by Nourin Written Apr 19, 2004

    Only 5km from the capital is the crumbling mountain resort of Varzob.
    The winding road offers some beautiful views as it passes through villages, before winding between dramatic rocky mountains and twisting its way up to Varzob.
    It is a delightful place -a valley with grass and trees as far up as the eye can see, and a narrow but turbulent brook of blue but foamy water at the bottom. Various catering places, serving mostly kabob and fish, dot the side of the brook. Your hosts will bring bread, vodka, and dried nuts to complete what the caterers at the cafe offer.

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    Dentist

    by Nourin Written Apr 19, 2004

    You can have your dental problems solved for a fraction of the cost at home. I pulled out a wisdom tooth at a very professional clinic for 20 Somani (1 USD is 2.93 Somani, April 2004). No pain, no problems what so ever.

    I recommend Gulestan clinic. A taxi will know where it is. (Should be about 4 Somani there from Rudaki).

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    Sauna and massage

    by Nourin Written Apr 19, 2004

    A must in Dushanbe is to visit a sauna and also have some massage there. There are several places, but I've been to a place close to Rudaki street. On the outside it just says "Café", but inside you find different size private saunas that you can rent for a few hours. One even has a small pool. 1.5 hours sauna with at least 30 min. massage is 37 Somani in the large one with the pool. (1 USD is 2.93 Somani, April 2004)

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