Monthly Archives: July 2008

From Nick Hewer:

 From Nick Hewer:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

driftwood

driftwood

http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/driftwood/

2008 Central Asia

2008 Central Asia

China, Kirghistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/vvddries/13/tpod.html

Around the world in more than 365 days – follow me around the globe on my adventures.

Around the world in more than 365 days – follow me around the globe on my adventures.

“… each of us is given some seventy years, a decent amount of time and such a niggardly small gift when you have the eyes to see the gifts you must leave. In that time you shouldn’t be afraid to take out a year or two or even more to do something not in the straight path you originally chose. You shouldn’t be afraid to watch the slow turning of the stars and clouds and strange people, for although family, country, and abiding loves will never afterwards be holy, they will have become tender and subtle in unimagined ways.”

Kyrgyzstan entries include:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/grizzly/rtw_2004/tpod.html

Ninja vs Penguin

Ninja vs Penguin

A blog about art, design, illustration, film, filmmaking, and screenwriting

http://www.ninjavspenguin.com/blog/

The most beautiful country in the world – Asia – Times Online

The most beautiful country in the world – Asia – Times Online

Why doesn’t anyone go to the most beautiful country in the world? It’s far away, but so is Thailand. It’s poor, but so is Cuba. Not many people speak English, but nor do they in Glasgow. And unlike any of these places it has lakes, mountains, ancient culture, saffron, dried apricots and raw tobacco to blow your mind.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/destinations/asia/article4352607.ece
19/07/2008

Lee Abbamonte

Lee Abbamonte

Talk about a mouthful and a hell of a lot of points in scrabble, Kyrgyzstan is just that and Bishkek is its green and pleasant capital city. Bishkek isn’t the most exciting place, that’s for sure, but it is a nice place to spend a night or two. The main attractions in Kyrgyzstan are in the mountains and the alpine scenery and Bishkek is the place to set your journey. With my time constraints I was only able to do a day hike but it was gorgeous and well worth it.

http://www.leeabbamonte.com/

The most beautiful country in the world – Asia – Times Online

 

The most beautiful country in the world – Asia – Times Online

Why doesn’t anyone go to the most beautiful country in the world? It’s far away, but so is Thailand. It’s poor, but so is Cuba. Not many people speak English, but nor do they in Glasgow. And unlike any of these places it has lakes, mountains, ancient culture, saffron, dried apricots and raw tobacco to blow your mind.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/destinations/asia/article4352607.ece
19/07/2008

Around the World in 24 days, 17 hours. . . (not counting time zone crap)

Around the World in 24 days, 17 hours. . . (not counting time zone crap)

October, 2005–I was crazy-stupid to even try this. . .

  • Kyrgyzstan What a friggin’ beautiful place, once you get outside the cities.

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/37419/summary

Chinghiz Aitmatov

Obituary

A Kyrgyz writer, his books were translated into 150 languages – The Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov, who has died aged 79, was the most celebrated representative of Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked, mountainous nation of 5 million people in the heart of central Asia, which was a Soviet republic until 1991. A bilingual and bicultural writer, Aitmatov wrote his prose and plays in both his native Kyrgyz and in Russian, and was translated into more than 150 languages. Described as a “magical socialist-realist” in the Russian press, he was able to combine elements of Kyrgyz folk-tales and epics with formally traditional Russian realism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/jul/15/culture.obituaries