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Horse Milk Tourism: It’s a Thing

If you didn’t catch my last post about kumis, it means horse milk. Yes, those words do in fact go together. People do actually venture to resorts where the focus is… drinking horse milk!

I remember the conversation like it was yesterday as it completely caught me off-guard. We were in the elevator, my voice was hoarse because that’s when I was extremely ill, but still I managed to ask as many questions as I could despite my self-prescribed remedy of “no talking”. I mean, geez… this Kyrgyz guy just told me that there are entire resorts set up where the focus is drinking milk from horses. Who could be quiet?! 

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CLIMBING THROUGH KYRGYZSTAN

 

Stunning roads, great surfaces and no cars. The road up the mountain was steep but completely worth it. Heading towards Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan.

Stunning roads, great surfaces and no cars. The road up the mountain was steep but completely worth it. Heading towards Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan.

CLIMBING THROUGH KYRGYZSTAN

“In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen some incredibly dramatic transitions between landscapes. We’d be cycling a flat dry desert with no water in the morning and climbing mountains surrounded by snow and ice cold rivers in the afternoon.

Kyrgyzstan has lifted our spirits and reinvigorated our hunger for the trip.”

Click the link for photos …

http://ridingforrhinos.org/2014/08/02/climbing-through-kyrgyzstan/

5 camels and a chameleon

    5 camels and a chameleon 

5 camels and a chameleon (???) pass through Kyrgyzstan on the Mongol Rally …

“We can unanimously say we prefer Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan after only being here one day,” …

http://5camels1chameleon.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/time-to-give-lexi-and-us-a-break-in-bishkek-kyrgyzstan/

 

 

 

 

KYRGYZSTAN IN PICTURES

OK - this picture is Kyrgyzstan, but some of the others are more than a little suspect

OK – this picture is Kyrgyzstan, but some of the others are more than a little suspect

KYRGYZSTAN IN PICTURES

A couple of their photos seem to be misplaced, but then. “This site is for fun and interest purposes only“, covering an interesting mix of topics … and at least “No horses were harmed in the making.” … This is just one of several posts exploring Kyrgyzstan:

 

 

http://www.lazerhorse.org/2014/08/08/kyrgyzstan-pictures/

STUNNING KYRGYZSTAN

Compass Expeditions visit Kyrgzstan

Compass Expeditions visit Kyrgzstan

STUNNING KYRGYZSTAN

“Welcome to Kyrgyzstan” these were the first words we heard as we entered to border compound after spending nearly 3 hours trying the “get out” of Uzbekistan! Unbelievably within 15 minutes we were riding off into Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.londontomagadan.com/stunning-kyrgyzstan/

 

 

 

Diary Of A Traveller

Diary Of A Traveller

Check out the account of a visit to Kyrgyzstan in 2010:

http://zahariz.com/category/kyrgyzRiding Along the Wild Mountains of Kyrgyzstan!stan-2010/

CROSSING INTO KYRGYZSTAN

irk2CROSSING INTO KYRGYZSTAN 

… the amazing adventure continues!

http://zahariz.com/2014/07/05/crossing-into-kyrgyzstan/

Kyrgyzstan 2014 – Issyk Kul and Song Kul

  Kyrgyzstan 2014 – Issyk Kul and Song Kul

“For work?” I was was asked when I told I was travelling to Kyrgyzstan. No it was not for work – yes you can make holidays in Kyrgizstan.

http://www.jsbpics.de/kyrgyzstan-2014-issyk-kul-and-song-kul/

KYRGYZSTAN. IT’S A COUNTRY.

 KYRGYZSTAN. IT’S A COUNTRY.

True story: I visited a country that I didn’t know how to spell until after filling out my customs form. Whoa, that makes me sound ignorant. Did everyone else know there is a “z” in Kyrgyzstan?! I’m just gonna bank on the fact that probably half of Americans have never heard of Kyrgyzstan. 😉

 

http://champagneandbackpacks.com/tag/kyrgyzstan/

Beautiful Kyrgyzstan

img_7152Beautiful Kyrgyzstan

It didn’t take long for Kyrgyzstan to impress with its beauty.

Within minutes of crossing the border from Kazakhstan, we were treated to some great scenery, including the Tien Shan mountain range. The green rolling hills were such a contrast to the semi-arid region we had left behind, on the other side of the border.

https://bermudarover.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/beautiful-kyrgyzstan/