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10 Reasons Why Kyrgyzstan Is OutSTANding – Goats On The Road

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10 Reasons Why Kyrgyzstan Is OutSTANding – Goats On The Road

Of all the Stan’s in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is the most talked about amongst travellers, and for good reason.

http://goatsontheroad.com/10-reasons-kyrgyzstan-outstanding/

What’s a yurt?

What's a yurt?

What’s a yurt?

What’s a yurt?

The Transit Center at Manas embraces Kyrgyzstan’s culture by adopting some key traditions from around the country. One example of trying out Kyrgyz traditions is the yurt, a circular, tent-like structure, filled with colorful carpets, tapestries and intricately carved furniture. 

www.dvidshub.net/news/114139/whats-yurt#.UkEqp9KKJ8E 

WHO: Kyrgyzstani citizens among the CIS slimmest

WHO: Kyrgyzstani citizens among the CIS slimmest

According to the World Health Organization, Kyrgyzstan ranked amongst the lower places in a study of the number of people suffering from obesity and weight problems in the 15 countries of the former Soviet Union. There are fewer men suffering from the problem than women.

http://kloop.info/2010/08/19/who-kyrgyzstani-citizens-among-the-cis-slimmest/

Kyrgyzstan v Kirgistan v Google

Kyrgyzstan v Kirgistan v Google

When the Soviet Union broke up, an interesting issue emerged: how should the FCO/HMG name (in English) the many new countries which had appeared on the world scene?

Those of us at the policy coal-face had a radical idea. Go for the simplest option, ie the one most easy to spell and more or less resembling how the name was pronounced in English. Thus we preferred Kirgistan to Kyrgyzstan or even Kyrgystan when describing the territory known as the Kyrgyz Republic (Кыргыз Республикасы).

http://charlescrawford.biz/blog/kyrgyzstan-v-kirgistan-v-google

How to Say: Kyrgyzstan

How to Say: Kyrgyzstan

The protests and violent clashes in Kyrgyzstan last week culminated in the ousting of the president and the formation of an interim government. Some of our recommended pronunciations for Kyrgyz place names and people’s names relevant in the news are given below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2010/04/how_to_say_kyrgyzstan.shtml

How Do You Say “Kyrgyzstan”?

How Do You Say “Kyrgyzstan”?

Hint: It’s a hard “g.”

“In 2005, Daniel Engber created a pronunciation guide for Kyrgyz names. The article is reprinted below.”

http://www.slate.com/id/2250313/

Where in the world is…?

Where in the world is…?

Do you know which capital city is home to the world’s oldest zoo? No, nor did I. Apparently it’s Vienna.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=10653628

Camel trekking business a labour of love for young farmer David

Camel trekking business a labour of love for young farmer David

hipping in camels to launch a trekking centre is an unusual way to add value to a farm business, but, for young farmer David Oates it was the best move his father ever made.

http://www.farmersguardian.com/camel-trekking-business-a-labour-of-love-for-young-farmer-david/19956.article

Zompist.com

Zompist.com

Numbers from 1 to 10 in many languages – including Kyrgyz

http://www.zompist.com/asia.htm#palaeo

Brobdingnagian cruise ship

Brobdingnagian cruise ship

About a cruise liner “built in secret over the past six years at the Yatzmar Shipyards hidden deep within Kyrgyzstan.”

http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2006/02/17/brobdingnagian/