4 Apr 2022

Calling Home: Rachel Nelson in Tashkent

From Sunday Morning, 11:05 am on 4 April 2022

Hawke's Bay native Rachel Nelson has lived in plenty of different places around the world - China, USA, Qatar and Germany, to name a few. But the experience she and her family are currently enjoying in Uzbekistan's capital of Tashkent is different from anything else, especially when it comes to language. Rachel works in HR and recruitment and has just finished a remote stint with UN Volunteers. She also has a blog and website (Yay for Today) that is for people living the expat life. Rachel's American husband Derek is the principal of the international primary school in Tashkent, where they moved from Germany during the pandemic (July 2021) for "work and adventure" reasons. And they're certainly having the adventure they asked for. The couple have three teenage children - Hugo (16), Oscar (14) and Rosa (13) - living with them in Uzbekistan, which is the most populous country in Central Asia. Rachel's Calling Home this morning.