Monthly Archives: June 2010

jj’s travels

 

jj’s travels

http://jjstravels.blogspot.com/

A la poursuite du Venitien…

 

A la poursuite du Venitien…

Me voici a Osh, 2eme ville du pays, au Sud de la chaine du Tian-Shan, et donc deja dans la vallee du Fergana, avec tout ce que cela sous-entend, a commencer par la mixite ethnique de la population et les frontieres d’une absurdite crasse.Rahan arrivera-t-il a rejoindre M.P.?

In French

http://routesoie09.wordpress.com/

A visit to Kyrgyzstan parliament

 

A visit to Kyrgyzstan parliament

Those who read the tile of this post should have figured out that this post is not about programmingbut is an account of an interesting trip I recently came home from. An amazing trip that took me through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. So if you want to know something about Central Asia please continue to read otherwise skip this post.

The trip focused on the history of this region and it’s people. The region is famous for it’s huge steps, incredible mountains and vistas and it’s rich history and art. It contains enchanting cities like Samarkand and Bukhara. Cities that has existed for millennia as important centers of commerce along the silk road.   

http://www.codinginstinct.com/2010/05/visit-to-kyrgyzstan-parliament.html

Over the Tien Shan

 

Over the Tien Shan

Osh, Kyrgyzstan: a post-apocalyptic dump filled with squalid Kruschev-era apartment blocks, febrile, mosquito-ridden air, and regrettable food.
Alone.
Two great mountain ranges encircle the town. To the north and east the Ferghana Range hovers above the city. From the south the Pamir massif pushes up, shrouding the city in a warm, orange embrace.
I need to leave.|
A few days before I’d weathered a mob of people and machines crossing over the border from Uzbekistan. But the Kyrgyz side was sleepy, uneventful—not even a passport check.
Getting out, however, was proving difficult.

http://www.seanpaulkelley.com/?p=934

Aspenites adventure in Kyrgyzstan

Aspenites adventure in Kyrgyzstan

When Aspenite Ollie Nieuwland-Zlotnicki went to mountainous eastern Kyrgyzstan this spring with friend and fellow Aspenite Nate Rowland, he assumed their ski mountaineering expedition would be the biggest part of the adventure.

But his post-expedition stopover to Osh, the regional capital where fierce ethnic violence broke out during his visit, turned out to be arguably more dangerous.

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/141223
28/06/2010

Aspenites adventure in Kyrgyzstan

 

Aspenites adventure in KyrgyzstanWhen Aspenite Ollie Nieuwland-Zlotnicki went to mountainous eastern Kyrgyzstan this spring with friend and fellow Aspenite Nate Rowland, he assumed their ski mountaineering expedition would be the biggest part of the adventure.

But his post-expedition stopover to Osh, the regional capital where fierce ethnic violence broke out during his visit, turned out to be arguably more dangerous. 

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/141223
28/06/2010

Cohen- This is not the Kyrgyzstan I know – Newton, Massachusetts – Newton TAB

 Cohen- This is not the Kyrgyzstan I know – Newton, Massachusetts – Newton TAB

Almost a year ago, my family was getting ready for a trip of a lifetime. A trip into the unknown a world away. A trip to Kyrgyzstan. We had been planning for this adventure for almost six months and when we told friends and family about it, we invariably got one of two responses: Where the heck is Kyrgyzstan? or Why would you want to go there?

http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/news/x1740775523/Cohen-This-is-not-the-Kyrgyzstan-I-know
23/06/2010

Cohen- This is not the Kyrgyzstan I know – Newton, Massachusetts – Newton TAB

Cohen- This is not the Kyrgyzstan I know – Newton, Massachusetts – Newton TAB

Almost a year ago, my family was getting ready for a trip of a lifetime. A trip into the unknown a world away. A trip to Kyrgyzstan. We had been planning for this adventure for almost six months and when we told friends and family about it, we invariably got one of two responses: Where the heck is Kyrgyzstan? or Why would you want to go there?

http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/news/x1740775523/Cohen-This-is-not-the-Kyrgyzstan-I-know
23/06/2010

Aaro goes Kyrgyz

 

Ten months of studying, travelling, trekking and life in Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/aerotrevel/2/tpod.html

In the Belly of Kyrgyzstan

 

In the Belly of Kyrgyzstan

Crammed into the back seat of the taxi, we realize we need some things from the bazaar. We hop back out and Zu Baike nods. He will wait, no problem. Crossing the road to the bazaar a group of boys shout hello and wave. We shake their hands and enter the overflowing bazaar, all splitting […]

http://www.otherplacestravel.com/?p=180