Travel Blogs from Kyrgyzstan

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Tash Rabat, Silk Road Caravanserai, At-Bashi District, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Tash Rabat, Silk Road Caravanserai

A travel blog entry by angelontheroad

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... -Ashuu Pass (3660 m) we are continuing our journey in two small coaster buses to the Caravanserai of Tash Rabat further south in Kyrgyzstan, close to the Chinese border. Quick stop in Naryn for lunch and stock-up on fruit and drinks for another 2 days of ...

Back in Kyrgystan - Beauty fatigue in Sary Tash, Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Back in Kyrgystan - Beauty fatigue in Sary Tash

A travel blog entry by angelontheroad

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Leaving bustling Kashgar, China, we head back towards direction Kyrgyzstan again. Another border crossing, this time China into Kyrgyzstan via the Irkestham pass. Reverse border crossing procedure as a few days earlier but than a bit more amplified. 5,5 ...

6 hour Kyrgystan - China border crossing, At-Bashi District, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

6 hour Kyrgystan - China border crossing

A travel blog entry by angelontheroad

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... crossing here a full day entertainment. After 2 hours and 4 passport checkpoints we finally receive our Exit stamp for the Kyrgyzstan immigration office. And it actually takes us another 4 hours and 6 passport checks to finally get the China Entry stamp ...

Start of My Central Asia tour in Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Start of My Central Asia tour in Bishkek

A travel blog entry by angelontheroad

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... 's most spectacular mountains, lively bazaars and ancient towns. The small group tour (12 Persons max), covering parts of Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan only runs 2 times a year during summer due to the extremely varied weather conditions in ...

Gamburgers on Ice, Twister in the Marshrutkas, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Gamburgers on Ice, Twister in the Marshrutkas

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Back in Bishkek, a Soviet-style modern capitol, I stayed in Nomad's Home Guesthouse, a bed and breakfast, for a week with Raisa and her family, along with a Carmen, Yuki, Yogi, and Motoko, fellow travelers. Every morning, we would gather for breakfast ...

Staying with the Nomads in Son Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Bazar-Turuk, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Staying with the Nomads in Son Kul (Kyrgyzstan)

A travel blog entry by angelontheroad

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We are heading to Son Kul Lake in Central Kyrgyzstan for a 2 night stay at one of the Nomadic families that have set up summer camp in their typical Yurts (Nomadic tents) at Son Kul Lake, a high altitude Glacier lake. The summer season for the Nomads to ...

Waiting for the Ketchup, Karakol, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Waiting for the Ketchup

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Until I met Valentyn, I was wondering about Kyrgyzstan.  "Too cold, we don't go now." I heard all too often from guides and travel agencies. But this is your country!  And now was the best time to go see wildlife and enjoy the winter ...

Cowboys, Wolves, and Satan, The Celestial Mountains, Sarychat-Ertash Zapovednik, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Cowboys, Wolves, and Satan

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... Valley below a herd of Marco Polo Sheep, who escaped to the high rocky ridges. Vasilliy Nemchanko, the skiing champion of Kyrgyzstan and biologist, and I walked slowly behind them, watching the scene unfold. We were in the buffer zone of ...

Water-Village Osh, Osh, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Water-Village Osh

A travel blog entry by angelontheroad

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... founder of the Mughal-Indian dynasty created a (cave) mosque in the mountain (Mohammed supposedly once prayed there) Suleiman Too is Kyrgyzstan's only Unesco World heritage Site. Our guide said the name Osh comes from an ancient name for water. Makes a ...

Five Parts From Bishkek to Tashkent, Osh, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Five Parts From Bishkek to Tashkent

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , beginning the Mughal Empire. Using the same logic as the Chinese (who claim anything they once set foot upon as theirs), Kyrgyzstan has plenty of reason to claim Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India as their own. Pilgrims and children were at the top, ...

Poachers and the Camera Trap, The Celestial Mountains, Sarychat-Ertash Zapovednik, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Poachers and the Camera Trap

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Winter Survey of Sarychat-Ertash National Preserve: Poachers and the Camera Trap, part III of III Climbing high once again the next day, we found Snow Leopard tracks and scat, which Akeel called "Alexander's Vinaigrette." We collected the ...

The Experiment, The Celestial Mountains, Sarychat-Ertash Zapovednik, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

The Experiment

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... of here was the Marco Polo Sheep, occupying the Pamirs or high elevation pastures and rolling hills of Tajikistan and southern Kyrgyzstan, the fringes of Karakoram National Park in Pakistan, the Wahkan Corridor in Afghanistan, and the Pamirs of China's ...

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Kyrgyzstan

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: It All Ends in Tears, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: It All Ends in Tears

A travel blog entry by samber

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... with brilliant location right on Chuy Ave. Run by a very nice and enthusiastic guy who is keen to bond and share his knowledge of Kyrgyzstan. The only problem is we're not that social when it comes to our lodgings. We tend to prefer to stay in our room ...

Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan: Legend of a Cowboy, Kochkor-Ata, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan: Legend of a Cowboy

A travel blog entry by samber

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... it's the same thing every time and if we kept shelling out money whenever asked for it we'd cut a month off our travels. In Kyrgyzstan they have a thing called the CBT (Community Based Tourism) which is a programme some Swiss people helped set up. It ...

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan: Get Me Out of Here, Karakol, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan: Get Me Out of Here

A travel blog entry by samber

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In the hope of going snowboarding, to see an eagle hunter or game of buzkashi/ulak (polo where they use a sheep or goat's caracas in lieu of ball) we decided to leave Bishkek and spend a five days in the town of Karakol. The Lonely Planet describes it ...

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Tequila Dancing Friends, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Tequila Dancing Friends

A travel blog entry by samber

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... . Discovered a fast food burger joint called Begemot - not the nicest but we can't stop going back. Strolled past Kyrgyzstan's Government and President's offices at the White House. Had our photos ruined at Victory Square by some little punk street kid ...

Osh, Kyrgyzstan: Pizza California, Osh, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Osh, Kyrgyzstan: Pizza California

A travel blog entry by samber

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... with two puppies whilst Sam entertained the border officials by throwing snowballs at me. Getting out of Tajikistan and into Kyrgyzstan (entry point Bor Dobo) was painless. Mainly because we simply sat in the car whilst Ergash took our passports and ...

Wild Kyrgyzstan - Part 2, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Wild Kyrgyzstan - Part 2

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... that 'Russian only' will win over friends and businesses. And there is no guarantee that the future generations of Kyrgyz will continue to learn Russian and be bi-lingual. Only time will tell how the future of Kyrgyzstan and its people will turn ...

Wild Kyrgyzstan - Part 1, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Wild Kyrgyzstan - Part 1

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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In China, the number of yearly registered cars is an indicator of improved living standards - almost everbody wants to have a car, even if it means to be stuck in traffic for hours (especially in BJ and Shanghai). In Kyrgystan, I would argue that the ...

Back to Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Back to Bishkek

A travel blog entry by gearoids

... departing we asked him did he know where to get a patch for Dan and on returning, while it was not a patch, he gave Dan a Kyrgyzstan flag pin and some cream for my ankle.  On  returning to our flat I was greeted by a family who were staying there. A ...

Entering Kyrgyztan, Osh, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Entering Kyrgyztan

A travel blog entry by chrisloeffler

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... und immer noch etwas platt von der Reise waren. Zu aller erst ging es zu einem Geldautomaten, hier in Kyrgyzstan, war die Wirtschaft schon soweit, dass an Bankautomaten Kreditkarten akzeptiert wurden. Besser gesagt, es gab überhaupt Bankautomaten.... ...

Champions League Final, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Champions League Final

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

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A few of us left the group a day early and got a taxi back to Bishkek, some because of the cold nights but I wanted to watch the Champions League final. Still pleased I did return even after the result and the kick off being 12:45am local time. Strangely ...

Trekking the Tian Shan, Altyn Arashan, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Trekking the Tian Shan

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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We left Cholpon-Ata in the wee hours and pulled up into Karakol. We stopped here briefly for our lunch and to don our water proofs .  It was already pouring from the heavens. Not a good sign for our trek!  I headed to the tourist information ...

Arslanbob: lost in the walnut forest, Tamga, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Arslanbob: lost in the walnut forest

A travel blog entry by rootsandroutes

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... that Arslanbob was an ostensibly Uzbek affair. A leading branch of the rapidly expanding Community-Based Tourism (CBT) organisation in Kyrgyzstan, Arslanbob boasted a large number of homestays for travellers. The idea is a sound one, in which tourism is ...

Some local Kyrgyz music, Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Some local Kyrgyz music

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

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A long drive along the southern shores of Lake Issyk-Kol where the views are more barren and roads winding than the north shore, we arrived at the nice little alpine town of Kochkor. There we were treated to some Kyrgyz folk music. A simple small three ...

Visas in Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Visas in Bishkek

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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August 16/17, 2014 - LISBON to BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan USSR Guesthouse $30, double w/shared bath $1=52 Som  Alphabet: Cyrillic, Бишкéк = Bishkek   From "Be My Guest" hostel, we got hot and sweaty lugging our bags for ...

Karakol, Karakol, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Karakol

A travel blog entry by queenietord

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Badass'stan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Badass'stan

A travel blog entry by caraghandben

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... ) was the Community Based Tourism (CBT) office. The organisation focuses on putting tourists in touch with a traditional Kyrgyzstan experience, and delivers an important additional income for local families; who offer homestays, horseriding and trekking ...

Not a nyet but not a da either, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan travel blog

Not a nyet but not a da either

A travel blog entry by petcul

I'm off to the Russian consulate at the crack of dawn and get there at 08.15 for the 09.00 opening. There is already a very large queue waiting. Fortunately a young Russian woman tells me to put my name on the list otherwise I'd be still there wondering ...

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