Daily Archives: April 5, 2009

Kyrgyzstan: In the hall of the mountain kings

Kyrgyzstan: In the hall of the mountain kings

Kyrgyzstan was a busy location on the Silk Road. Today, visitors are few, says Kate Megeary, winner of the 2008 IoS/Bradt Travel Writing Competition. ‘Asian ibex, Marco Polo sheep, Siberian deer.” The elderly German trophy hunter was unashamed as he reeled off his wanted list. “No snow leopards then?” I asked facetiously. “No, no. We cannot. They are shy creatures.” He leant towards me conspiratorially. “There are gold mines as well, you know, up there in the ice.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/kyrgyzstan-in-the-hall-of-the-mountain-kings-1662686.html

05/04/2009

Kyrgyzstan: In the hall of the mountain kings

 

Kyrgyzstan: In the hall of the mountain kingsKyrgyzstan was a busy location on the Silk Road. Today, visitors are few, says Kate Megeary, winner of the 2008 IoS/Bradt Travel Writing Competition.  ‘Asian ibex, Marco Polo sheep, Siberian deer.” The elderly German trophy hunter was unashamed as he reeled off his wanted list. “No snow leopards then?” I asked facetiously. “No, no. We cannot. They are shy creatures.” He leant towards me conspiratorially. “There are gold mines as well, you know, up there in the ice.”
05/04/2009

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/kyrgyzstan-in-the-hall-of-the-mountain-kings-1662686.html