Monthly Archives: December 2005

Kyrgyzstan: land of the high plains

Kyrgyzstan: land of the high plains

Life at 3,000m above sea level has a way of toughening you up. Just ask the nomads of Kyrgyzstan, says Jini Reddy. Vertiginous mountain passes, eagle hunts on horseback – and vodka chasers with everything – I’m walking, as if through treacle, up and up the mountain foothills. Behind me shimmers Issy Kul, the world’s second largest alpine lake. It is so blue, so vast, it seems as though a chunk of the sky has fallen down.

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/kyrgyzstan-land-of-the-high-plains-518286.html

04/12/2005

Kyrgyzstan: land of the high plains

 

Kyrgyzstan: land of the high plains

Life at 3,000m above sea level has a way of toughening you up. Just ask the nomads of Kyrgyzstan, says Jini Reddy. Vertiginous mountain passes, eagle hunts on horseback – and vodka chasers with everything – I’m walking, as if through treacle, up and up the mountain foothills. Behind me shimmers Issy Kul, the world’s second largest alpine lake. It is so blue, so vast, it seems as though a chunk of the sky has fallen down.
04/12/2005

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/kyrgyzstan-land-of-the-high-plains-518286.html