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... to no avail, I then proceeded to say “you know: Manchester United, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney” and he let me through.
After spending our first evening doing practical things like acquiring US dollars and finding a digestible food source, we had to leave all of our sightseeing for our second day. Given pretty short-thrift by the guide book as a city that is “good for getting visas to other countries and as a ...
... deal is there is an unofficial list. The deal is you need to get your name on the list as early as possible. Some people camped outside the embassy the night before… so by the time we figured this out we were 82 and 83 on the list… So mrs Liu had to sort it out and we think some cash exchanged with the guard man and we got in after standing around outside for a good 1.5 hours. Very confusing.
Today was our last day in Kyrgyzstan. We decided to spend it visiting Ala Archa National Park, located about 40 km outside Bishkek.
The day was sunny and cool, perfect for hiking. Upon arrival at the national park, we had a couple of options. There was a short easy 1km flat trail that would go along the riverbed to see some gravestones and such. But most of us were quite keen to climb to the waterfall, ...
... s and is laid out in a grid pattern. It does have the world's 3rd. largest bazaar which sold just about everything but a plus for their bazaar was the amount of Chinese goods sold there. Now they have just joined an organization known as the Euroasian Customs Union. (EACU). It was formed in 2010 by Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. Now Kyrgyzstan has just joined the Customs Union and though controversial, they are in it and Armenia ...
... of Victory Day, which commemorates the Nazis' capitulation to the Soviet Union on 9th May 1945 - so this year was 70 years on and was a big one. Osh Bazaar is huge but is full of mainly Chinese tat, though it did turn up the best t-shirt slogan I have seen in a long time, sported by a local stall holder: I am Muslim- Don't panic.
The best outing was for a day hike ...
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