Monthly Archives: October 1999

BUSINESS WORLD; Tourism From Scratch In Central Asia’s Wilds – New York Times

BUSINESS WORLD; Tourism From Scratch In Central Asia’s Wilds – New York Times

KARAKOL, Kyrgyzstan — THE place is remote, romantic and implausibly gorgeous. Deep in Central Asia and thinly populated, Kyrgyzstan boasts some of the world’s most spectacular Alpine scenery, ideal for trekking, climbing, camping, horseback riding, white-water rafting, canoeing, sailing, scuba diving and almost everything else one might want to do in the great outdoors. In short, it is a tourist’s heaven.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/31/business/business-world-tourism-from-scratch-in-central-asia-s-wilds.html?ref=stephen_kinzer
31/10/1999

BUSINESS WORLD; Tourism From Scratch In Central Asia’s Wilds – New York Times

 

BUSINESS WORLD; Tourism From Scratch In Central Asia’s Wilds – New York Times

KARAKOL, Kyrgyzstan — THE place is remote, romantic and implausibly gorgeous. Deep in Central Asia and thinly populated, Kyrgyzstan boasts some of the world’s most spectacular Alpine scenery, ideal for trekking, climbing, camping, horseback riding, white-water rafting, canoeing, sailing, scuba diving and almost everything else one might want to do in the great outdoors. In short, it is a tourist’s heaven.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/31/business/business-world-tourism-from-scratch-in-central-asia-s-wilds.html?ref=stephen_kinzer

A Central Asian Land Where Lenin Has Not Been Toppled – New York Times

 

A Central Asian Land Where Lenin Has Not Been Toppled – New York Times

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — For many years, when this Central Asian capital was called Frunze, the busiest place on Frunze Avenue was the Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze Museum.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/28/world/a-central-asian-land-where-lenin-has-not-been-toppled.html?ref=stephen_kinzer

Transitions Abroad – A portal for Work Abroad, Study Abroad, Cultural Travel and Living Overseas TAzine

Transitions Abroad – A portal for Work Abroad, Study Abroad, Cultural Travel and Living Overseas
TAzine

“Travelers and tourists, the distinction is simple: Tourists are those who bring their homes with them wherever they go, and apply them to whatever they see. They are closed to experiences outside of the superficial. Travelers, however, leave home at home, bringing only themselves and a desire to learn.”

Those words were written in 1977 by Gary Langer, a 21-year-old budget traveler, in the first issue of Transitions Abroad magazine. In a few lines, he summed up what the magazine, and travel, would become in the next three decades. Transitions Abroad was created as the antidote to tourism, a magazine with the specific goal of providing information that would enable travelers to actually meet the people of other countries, to learn about their culture, to speak their language, and to “transition” to a new level of understanding and appreciation for our fascinating world. The title was also meant to suggest the changes in our perspective that result from such immersion. Transitions Abroad, from the very first issue, became the major tool that independent travelers could use to find the timely facts they need—where to go, who to see, where to stay, how to get off the tour bus and go beyond the postcards.

http://www.transitionsabroad.com/index.shtml

A Central Asian Land Where Lenin Has Not Been Toppled – New York Times

A Central Asian Land Where Lenin Has Not Been Toppled – New York Times

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — For many years, when this Central Asian capital was called Frunze, the busiest place on Frunze Avenue was the Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze Museum.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/28/world/a-central-asian-land-where-lenin-has-not-been-toppled.html?ref=stephen_kinzer

Bokonbayeva Journal; God of Birds, but Scourge of Foxes and Badgers – New York Times

 Bokonbayeva Journal; God of Birds, but Scourge of Foxes and Badgers – New York Times

BOKONBAYEVA, Kyrgyzstan — The fiercest and most successful hunter in these parts, heir to a tradition that stretches back many centuries, does not use a rifle or a bow and arrow. His weapon is a magnificent golden eagle who is also his intimate friend.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/04/world/bokonbayeva-journal-god-of-birds-but-scourge-of-foxes-and-badgers.html?ref=stephen_kinzer
04/11/1999

Rotfront Journal; Tidy Germans Cling to Central Asia – New York Times

 

Rotfront Journal; Tidy Germans Cling to Central Asia – New York Times

ROTFRONT, Kyrgyzstan — With the stroke of a pen, Irene Pauls can change her life forever.

Because she is descended from German immigrants, Ms. Pauls is eligible to move to Germany whenever she pleases. The German Government will give her a plane ticket, help in finding a home and a job, and the prospect of a higher living standard than most citizens of this remote and mountainous former Soviet republic could ever imagine.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/11/world/rotfront-journal-tidy-germans-cling-to-central-asia.html?ref=stephen_kinzer

Rotfront Journal; Tidy Germans Cling to Central Asia – New York Times

Rotfront Journal; Tidy Germans Cling to Central Asia – New York Times

ROTFRONT, Kyrgyzstan — With the stroke of a pen, Irene Pauls can change her life forever.

Because she is descended from German immigrants, Ms. Pauls is eligible to move to Germany whenever she pleases. The German Government will give her a plane ticket, help in finding a home and a job, and the prospect of a higher living standard than most citizens of this remote and mountainous former Soviet republic could ever imagine.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/11/world/rotfront-journal-tidy-germans-cling-to-central-asia.html?ref=stephen_kinzer
11/10/1999

Kensu Yak Farm Journal; The Unfenced Life, Under the Celestial Mountains – New York Times

 Kensu Yak Farm Journal; The Unfenced Life, Under the Celestial Mountains – New York Times

KENSU YAK FARM, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 30 — In this now independent and remote nation, where people’s lives are shaped by breathtaking mountains, swift horses and forbidding glaciers, a hunter and yak herder named Jakshylyk Osmonakunov perfectly embodies the collective spirit.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/05/world/kensu-yak-farm-journal-the-unfenced-life-under-the-celestial-mountains.html?ref=stephen_kinzer
05/10/1999

Kensu Yak Farm Journal; The Unfenced Life, Under the Celestial Mountains – New York Times

Kensu Yak Farm Journal; The Unfenced Life, Under the Celestial Mountains – New York Times

KENSU YAK FARM, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 30 — In this now independent and remote nation, where people’s lives are shaped by breathtaking mountains, swift horses and forbidding glaciers, a hunter and yak herder named Jakshylyk Osmonakunov perfectly embodies the collective spirit.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/05/world/kensu-yak-farm-journal-the-unfenced-life-under-the-celestial-mountains.html?ref=stephen_kinzer
05/10/1999