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... had it that I would hop on a minibus bound for Almaty.
The thirty kilometre ride was fun; the land was flat for the first time. Crossing the border was so easy. I was through in fifteen minutes. And there I was in Kazakhstan! I decided against spending time going to Almaty (another 220 kilometres) in favour of ambling curiously around Korday.
The instant I crossed, I could see the ...
... various forms of corruption, with much of the public money siphoned off into the pockets of the politically connected.
Religion in both "Stans" is predominantly a relaxed form of Islam. Both countries seem to be trying to keep a tight lid on fundamentalism. If anything, Kyrgyzstan seems less religiously influenced. We saw mosques all over the country, but almost all were built with Saudi money, and many appeared little used. We ...
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Despite of the fact that it was well beyond our bedtime, none of us slept much on the 5.5 hour red-eye flight to Bishkek. We landed the next morning at 8:50 am at Bishkek's tiny airport and the temperature was rising.
Kyrgyz Republic; The first stop of our ...
... and alight upon a hilltop adjacent with the level of the road. I was aware that the mountains of Kyrgyzstans are a very good place to spot golden eagles, a bird that I have wanted to see in the wild for years and despite having spent time across the Scottish Highlands I've failed to spot. Given the possibility that a young eagle had landed close by I couldn't miss the opportunity to confirm whether it really was. We stopped the car by the roadside, hopped out and navigated ...
... the USSR and now only constitute 8-10% of the population.
Kyrgyzstan government has undergone a couple of constitutional changes since it became an independent republic in 1991. Initially, the country was organized as a president-led democracy, but in 2010 switched to a parliamentary governance after mass demonstrations and riots demanded the ouster of the president. The people were unhappy with level of corruption of the elected ...
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