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Today, on the agenda: rest, rest and more rest. I'm beginning to feel my energy flowing again. I hope to find the oportunity to visit some parts of Kyrgyztan before leaving for Mongolia next and my accomodation ison the outskirts of Biskek. Tuesday. But I feel a bit insecure by the fact that I cannot speak Kyrgyz nor Russian, and the fact that my taxi driver had so much troublefinding the place, doesn't secure me at all. Add to this that ...
September 5, 2014
KYZYL TUU to BISHKEK – 230km
USSR Hostel $30, Private double with shared bath/kitchen
It was a comfortable stay in our model yurt. One can be yours starting at $4000 for a small one (4m diameter). The workmanship on the felt decorations on these are particularly beautiful.
At 8:30am, we stood at the side of the road and hoped to catch a ride with a passing marshrutka or shared taxi ...
... I was actually there.
We checked into the hostel and I opted for a quiet night in to get some things done and get ready for my big outing tomorrow. I had a minor panic hen my hair clippers broke down half way through my cutting my hair but in the end, they started working again thank the maker.
After spending some time chatting with some Dutch travellers I went to bed to ...
... but to marry the fellow. Usually, her family would not take her back because she was considered to be tainted. This practice is now outlawed but - at least according to the Google - still occurs even in modern Bishkek. According to Farhad, a more ritualized version now occurs between couples who have been dating. The young man will "kidnap" his girlfriend, perhaps in a limo, as a rather elaborate marriage proposal.
The majority ...
... We had gotten our second wind. I guess we were excited about being in a new place. We walked to a traditional restaurant Oscar had recommended. We had our first manti; mutton and onion filled dumplings....a lot like the kinkali we had in Georgia. Cissy and I were delighted when we discovered our favorite Uyghur dish: Lagman, on the menu. It was a great first meal.