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... Archa National Park, just out of the city, where the Belgians and I joined 2 young dudes from the U.S., one doing PhD field work in Tajikistan, the other working on a photography project about Kyrgyz shepherd life - one of the good things about travelling in this region is that it's not over-touristed, but the travellers you do meet are generally very interesting. It was a 7 hour round walk, ...
... country, having been part of the USSR until lately, many monuments date from that period and are a testimony of the grandeur andthe dogmas of the Party as they were meant to be. On the other hand, the statue of Lenin now makes place to that of Manas, a mythical local hero. I visited the Historical Museum which recalls the USSR and with bronzes that want to picture how the Bolchevic Revolution was a plus for the Kyrgyz people.
Kyrgyzstan, who ...
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 ...
... Central Asia Jaunt
Kyrgyz Republic has a population of 5.7 million people and Bishkek is the capital (pop 874,400). Kyrgyzstan declared independence from the USSR in 1991 and embraced democracy. The US Air Force was able to establish a supply base in Bishkek in 2001. There was a popular uprising against the corrupt government in 2002 and more violent protests in 2010 which ousted the government. Putin was accused of being behind the ethnic ...