Ethnic diversity- I love living in a place where there are such a variety of ethnic groups and languages. Even if that means everyone assumes I'm Russian. Till I open my mouth.
Nooruz. I can't even think of something to link to that describes this holiday.
Learning new languages- (This part doesn't always go well. But we'll focus on the good parts today.)
Beautiful and Perfect Mountains
Diverse Muslims- This is just more than the ethnic diversity here, but also effects of the Soviet Union. I don't think there is another place on the planet where Islam is so interesting.
|Cemeteries here are always interesting|
Balbals (I might like this one better though)
Food- This might be pushing my luck, because there are definitely better places to live foodwise, but Central Asia loves tandir naan, lots of vegetables, vinegar, melons, apricots, jam, samsas, ashlyanfu, borsak, plov, and laghman. And so do I.
Marshrutkas (so I don't always love these, but there's a lot to appreciate)