My connection to Central Asia is Samarkand, Uzbekistan. I lived there for a year and a half as a Peace Corps volunteer. Central Asia is a very important region of the world right now due to its neighbors and its resources.
I want to live in Central Asia permanently but I most likely will have to live in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan because Uzbekistan is closed for foreigners, and Americans in particular. The only problem with that is there is no other city like Samarkand with a mix of ancient and modernity. A friend of mine is in Kazakhstan right now and I am trying to get over there. If anyone knows of any interesting job in Central Asia please keep me informed.