Category Archives: In the Press

Kyrgyzstan’s Hot Favourite

Kyrgyzstan’s Hot Favourite

A short video about a Kyrgyz entrepreneur:  It’s strictly no goats allowed. But shepherd’s are welcome. This is Kyrgyzstan’s only known mobile sauna. And it’s proving a big hit with the locals.

http://www.boston.com/business/news/2014/08/07/kyrgyzstan-hot-favourite/IGDSdjhfoHRKlJedwv4KIM/video.html

A few juicy facts about Kyrgyzstan

  A few juicy facts about Kyrgyzstan

This is not the best revue that Kyrgyzstan has ever received … but then, the author’s never been here.

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/carroll/article/A-few-juicy-facts-about-Kyrgyzstan-5675321.php

 

 

 

Wandering Kiwi

 

You know how people always ask which, of all the countries you have visited, is your absolute favourite? I have now travelled in 50 countries but for me the answer is easy – Kyrgyzstan.

You know how people always ask which, of all the countries you have visited, is your absolute favourite? I have now travelled in 50 countries but for me the answer is easy – Kyrgyzstan.

Wandering Kiwi

Posts about Kyrgyzstan from Natasha von Geldernm the World Wandering Kiwi, (a freelance travel writer, editor and inveterate traveller who is passionate about making the pages of the atlas real one trip at a time), including:

 

www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/travel/travel-destinations/asia/kyrgyzstan/

 

Trotting through the Alps of Central Asia

  Trotting through the Alps of Central Asia

 

This country on the ancient Silk Road offers excellent mountain adventures and a chance to experience the life of nomadic horsemen.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Travel/Asia/2014/07/26/Trotting-through-the-Alps-of-Central-Asia/

Community-Based Tourism in Kyrgyzstan: A Home from Home.

Community-Based Tourism in Kyrgyzstan: A Home from Home.

One of the best (and the worst) things about travelling is working out where you’re going to stay; 

Hotels are a great option – whether offering the comfort of home or a quirky take on a local theme, you generally know what you are getting and have a good place to lay your head and settle down for the night.

But in some of those locations further off-the-beaten track, staying in a hotel is just not an option and other possibilities have to be found.

http://www.4hoteliers.com/features/article/8467

KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL ADVENTURE IN CENTRAL ASIA

    KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL ADVENTURE IN CENTRAL ASIA

An article on the website of the Travel There Next TV Channel:

http://www.traveltherenext.com/explore/item/441-kyrgyzstan-travel-adventure-in-central-asia

Киргизия: едем горными дорогами к границе с Китаем

Итак, наш путь лежит в город Ош, второй по численности населения в Киргизии, хотя народу здесь живет не так уж и много — чуть более 230 000 человек. В Оше к нам должны присоединиться еще двое путешественников из Новосибирска.

Пока есть возможность, загоняем машины на местную станцию техобслуживания — проверить. Механик долго разглядывает нас, а потом заявляет: «Видель тосно такие же машина по телевизору, они вокруг Байкала ехать». Оказалось, что смотрел по ТВ передачу о предыдущей нашей экспедиции. Пока машины осматривают, мы снимаем гостиницу — весьма, кстати, неплохую, тут есть, например, бассейн. 674bb7d001dbbf1b1daad94def5662c1_watermarked

Читать всё: http://www.mhealth.ru/blog/travel/1544226.php#ixzz32EHZuZCI

Deep Into the Dream World of Kyrgyzstan – NYTimes.com

 Deep Into the Dream World of Kyrgyzstan – NYTimes.com

A New York Times story about a trip to Kyrgyzstan …

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/travel/deep-into-the-dream-world-of-kyrgyzstan.html?_r=0

The lakes of Kyrgyzstan.

Men’sHealth‘s Ed Vanstone explores Central Asia’s little-visited mountain kingdom.

Beneath the scrum of sinewy horses and their teenage riders, it is just possible to make out a decapitated goat. This is the ball. The rules of the game being played are easier to discern. There is just one. To score, hoist the carcass onto your horse, then drop it within the goal area – the ‘circle of justice’. Other than that, anything goes. dandys

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/living/travel/the-lakes-of-kyrgyzstan

Heli-ski Kyrgyzstan’s most remote regions

Lift lines and crowded slopes become a distant memory when you land atop the untamed, snowcapped, 4,500m-high Terskey Ala-Too range in northeastern Kyrgyzstan.

Specialising in mountain expeditions throughout Central Asia, K2 Adventures uses a private helicopter to transport daring skiers and snowboarders to the untouched terrain, limiting trips to a few small groups each year. puma043

The area does not have typical skiing facilities, so the backcountry runs tend to stay unpacked and powdery. On a good weather day (temperatures vary from about -10C to -3C), skiers can expect to make about six trips down the mountain, descending about 800 to 1,200m depending on the route.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20130911-heli-ski-kyrgyzstans-most-remote-regions