“Stunning deserts, nomadic locals and majestic mosques sprawl across the plains of Central Asia. We tread the Silk Road to uncover a world of mystery and traditions”
Central Asia feature starts at page 68 – Kyrgyzstan is on page 72:
Damira Dushenova runs a snack bar that’s located high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, along what was once the famous Silk Road.
She serves a traditional Kyrgyz dish called “Beshparmak,” which translates into “eat with five fingers.” The dish is made with lamb, beef, noodles, and a hearty broth.
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Here’s what they say about Kyrgyzstan:
Kyrgyzstan has long led the accessibility race in Central Asia. It recently assured its position ahead of the pack by abolishing visa requirements for some 44 ‘Western’ countries. This increased ease of travel opened up one of the most culturally intact countries in the region. A fascinating semi-nomadic culture welcomes travellers to some of the most spectacular hiking sceneries on Earth. A surprisingly professional tourism infrastructure facilitates visits to remote areas where time seems to have been forgotten. All this, infused with a historian’s dream of a Soviet time capsule, makes Kyrgyzstan a place with more to offer than you might expect. But one thing’s for sure, with the secret getting out, best visit the country now before it changes.
… their list of places that you might want to visit …
I often still find it strange that I can tell people I spent 2 months living in Kyrgyzstan. I am sure listeners conjure up images of something like Genghis Khan’s horde or a land ripe with civil war. Though there are times when I felt like a nomad or in potential danger, Kyrgyzstan is not a dangerous place. Actually it is a peaceful one with green hills, kind people and about 1000 different kinds of mutton.
“… of all the countries we’ve seen on this trip, Kyrgyzstan merits the first revist.”
- Kirgizstan 2004
- 1. Over de oude Torugartpas naar Kirgizstan
- 2. Naryn en Ak Tal
- 4. Bishkek
- 5. Tocht over de Tuu Ashu pas
- 7. De Ferganavallei (Splijtzwam tussen landen)
- 8. De Ferganavallei: Özgen
- 9. De Ferganavallei: Osh
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Kyrgyzstan, where on earth is that?” This was the typical response we heard from people when we told them where we were going there, but we weren’t usually standing at the check-in counter of the airline that was supposed to take us there.