Word of the Day – Aba tengshegich

Aba tengshegich (Ah-bah teng-sheh-gich)

Language: Kyrgyz

Meaning: Air conditioning

Not sure if our car has air conditioning, but we’re probably going to blasting the heat anyway, trying to cool off our poor overburdened engine.  As soon as we get into Turkey, it’s going to start getting hot.  The average temperatures in the Stan’s in the summer are around 100 and sometimes it even gets up to the 110’s and 120’s (or so my Uzbek friends claim)!  Kyrgyzstan is one of the poorest countries in the region (along with Tajikistan), so I’m guessing we’re not going to be finding a lot of air conditioning around and about.  Luckily we’ll probably be camping around in a great, well ventilated tent courtesy of Sierra Designs.  Who needs AC?!

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