The Alton

30 Manas Rd, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan | Hotel
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Kyrgyzstan Part 1

A travel blog entry by triptalk


What a difference a border makes. It was a long drive out of China with SEVEN passport checks along the the way for who knows what reason. At the border we walked into a half empty building at the top of a mountain pass and got our passports stamped with a smile. The Kyrgyz govt. decided to let a lot of countries in without visas a few years ago to boost tourism and I think it was a great idea. We were met by our mini bus for the week and our ...

Tashkent - an oasis in the rain

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm


... architecture does not always deserve its bad press.

Street signs are a bewildering mix of Roman and Cyrillic script, in Russian and Uzbek, and there is not necessarily a one-to-one correspondence. The predominant currency in circulation is a 1000 Sum note worth about 30p, and, given that this is a purely cash economy, we are reduced to carrying bricks of money.

We arrive at what remains of the old city and look round the mausoleum of Yunus Khan, grandfather of ...

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Tequila Dancing Friends

A travel blog entry by samber

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... driving by to take us to Bazaar Korgon. Bus continues to pick people up until we're sat like peas in a pod with others standing. 1010 - Arrive Bazaar Korgon and have nice man show us to a shared taxi. 1015 - Driver kicks someone out of the taxi so we can have all three back seats, puts a woman in shotgun and off we go to Bishkek. He was a good driver.... if you ignored his liking to go 120km on zigzag high roads along a dam. He did slow down ...

I shopped until I dropped

A travel blog entry by marqual


Mon, Oct 21

Today I was back on cook group, meaning I had to get up early to help prepare breakfast. It was stressful with 3 roles to fill - making and cleaning up breakfast, taking down the tent, and having to pack all of the luggage in the truck at the same time. We had about 4 hours driving to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. We stopped along the way to take pictures of a small mosque. We had noticed that all the mosques ...

Six to Bishkek

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... and bread that was suited for bread crumbs. My first cup of coffee (nescafe mind you) since Bishkek. Anyway, chatted away and truly ad a good exchange of experiences and views. Good fun. A german couple were going to Bishkek too so we teamed up to negotiate a good price for a ride and had another couple , from Holland, later joined forces with us which made our strength of negotiation so much stringer. Got a minivan for $9/person for 240km and 4hours. ...


This hotel, located on 30 Manas Rd, Bishkek, is near Museum of Fine Arts, Manas Museum, Zoological Museum, and Aaly Tokombaev House Museum.
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