Monthly Archives: March 2011

Travel Blog: Working in Kazakhstan

Travel Blog: Working in Kazakhstan

http://www.travelpod.co.uk/travel-blog/heiko/2/tpod.html

译言网 | 孤独星球:吉尔吉斯斯坦 – Yeeyan – Photos from the Kochkor region

译言网 | 孤独星球:吉尔吉斯斯坦 – Yeeyan – Photos from the Kochkor region

http://article.yeeyan.org/view/162416/182650

azzzik: Сон-Куль

azzzik: Сон-Куль

Photos of Lake Son-Kul (Son-Kul, photo)

http://azzzik.livejournal.com/48305.html

Kyrgyzstan 2010

Kyrgyzstan 2010

Kyrgyzstan is a place where Russian nature is gently replaced by the Eastern, and the cultures also interweave. Here is a photo report containing shots of different places of the republic.

Photos of:

  • Kizirt village.
  • Sary Mogol township in Altaian valley.
  • Sary Tash township in Altaian valley.
  • A rural marriage.
  • Jailo Besh-Tash near Talas.
  • Chuchuk saleswoman in Bishkek.
  • Jailo Besh-Tash near Talas.
  • A late son.
  • At-Bashi cemetery.
  • An Aqsaqal.
  • Ak-Tali valley.
  • A mullah.
  • Talak-Batyr mausoleum in Ak-Tali valley.
  • A family portrait in a yourt.
  • Sary Mogol township in Altaian valley.
  • Sary Chelek lake.
  • Sunday bazaar in At-Bashi.
  • A road to Sary Tash
  • Ox killing
  • Jailo Besh-Tash near Talas.
  • Karamyk village on the border of Tajikistan.
  • Aqsaquls.
  • A rural marriage.
  • A rural marriage.
  • A rural marriage.
  • A girl in Jailo.
  • A tea-house in Osh.
  • A praying woman, Osh.
  • Osh after the June disorders.
  • A road to Chatyr-Kul lake.
  • Independence day in Kadjy Sai.
  • A beach in Cholpon-Ata
  • People gather for a feast’s prayer during Eid al-Fitr in Old square of Bishkek.
  • A feast’s prayer during Eid al-Fitr on the Old square in Bishkek.
  • Osh marketplace in Bishkek.

http://www.mizozo.com/travel/03/2011/22/kyrgyzstan-2010.html

Entering Kyrgyzstan « he(art)

Entering Kyrgyzstan « he(art)

…aaannnddd we’re back!

So where was I? Right. Yes. We heard a scream.

That was the first sign that all wasn’t right. We jolted awake, groggily looking about to determine the source of the scream. We didn’t have to look long- off at the other end of the hall, closer to the doors, were 2 guards walking systematically along the benches and using batons to beat the people sleeping on them. Given that a large number of the benches were occupied, and that the guards did not seem to employ any restraint whatsoever in their beatings, many were in fact beaten. The guards only targeted those asleep, however, and moved on once said person was clearly awake. Having had the relative good fortune of being among the furthest from the doors, we were well awake before they got to us, and were thankfully spared any abuse. In spite of our exhaustion, the rude awakening effectively removed our desire to sleep, and we wandered outside in time to witness dawn breaking to reveal a spectacular backdrop of snow capped mountains off in the distance.

http://literagraphy.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/entering-kyrgyzstan/

Kyrgyzstan 2010 | English Russia

 

Kyrgyzstan 2010 | English Russia

Kyrgyzstan is a place where Russian nature is gently replaced by the Eastern, and the cultures also interweave. Here is a photo report containing shots of different places of the republic.

http://englishrussia.com/2011/03/22/kyrgyzstan-2010/

YouTube – “Visiting the Falls” Ecoodysseys’s photos around Barskoon, Kyrgyzstan

YouTube – “Visiting the Falls” Ecoodysseys’s photos around Barskoon, Kyrgyzstan

TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Barskoon, Kyrgyzstan by TravelPod blogger Ecoodysseys titled “Visiting the Falls”

Ecoodysseys’s travel blog entry:

“A lazy morning. Breakfast of rice porridge and omelette, which Lucy and Molly augmented with canned goods (pickled lettuce and braised peanuts) they had carried all the way from Singapore.

At 1015 hrs, decided to start walking – with Foong Lian – while the crew were still packing, and picked up at 1130 hrs by the truck to the base of the waterfalls. The first fall was a fairly easy hike of 30 mins but the higher falls was a steeper ascent (and descent).
Late lunch (potato, stew & sausage) at 1440 hrs for those who chose to go all the way up.

By 1630 hrs, we were back in the relative warmth of Quiet Bay and bade farewell to Olga(chef) and rest of crew. Everyone took the opportunity to wash their dusty clothes in the pristine Issyk-Kul, and some washed themselves too (was that you skinny dipping Lucy?).

Dinner of fried fish, rice and mash, finally sitting at a table.”
Read and see more at: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/ecoodysseys/3/1267546905/tpod.html

Photos from this trip:
1. “Camp 4″
2. “Where We “Disgorged””
3. “At The Falls”
4. “Road Train”
5. “Upper Falls”
6. “Art of Descent”
7. “Sliding Down”

See this TripWow and more at http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-0101-0f00-cbc4?ytv4=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxZlM_jRkZk

How to Get a Visa for Kyrgyzstan | Travel Tips – USATODAY.com

How to Get a Visa for Kyrgyzstan | Travel Tips – USATODAY.com

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/visa-kyrgyzstan-35386.html

YouTube – “Kochkor Market Delights” Bird_dream’s photos around Kochkorka, Kyrgyzstan

YouTube – “Kochkor Market Delights” Bird_dream’s photos around Kochkorka, Kyrgyzstan

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Kochkorka, Kyrgyzstan by TravelPod blogger Bird_dream titled “Kochkor Market Delights”

Bird_dream’s travel blog entry:

“A delightful market, especially the car boot stalls. Maybe not the sheep in the boot though…”
Read and see more at: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/bird_dream/1/1218635100/tpod.html

Photos from this trip:
1. “Pretty Kyrgyz Donkey”
2. “Kochkor market – raspberries”
3. “Kochkor market”
4. “Kochkor market – more berries”
5. “Kochkor market – watermelon van”
6. “Kochkor market – sheep car”
7. “Kochkor – Sherdak (felt carpet) making”
8. “Kochkor market again”
9. “Kochkor market – watermelon cemetery”

See this TripWow and more at http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-00e8-b3b0-769d?ytv4=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsuVSB9J5M0

On the Silk Road: Tracking the Gray Market Trade Network in Central Asia

On the Silk Road: Tracking the Gray Market Trade Network in Central Asia

Although people often think of the Silk Road as belonging to a romantic past, the fabled trade routes that existed centuries ago are active today, pulsing with Uighur, Kyrgyz, Han Chinese, Kazakh, Uzbek, and Russian traders. This project aims to understand the social dynamics that make this trade possible in a climate of patchwork infrastructure and political corruption.

The driving force behind this investigation are the questions “How do average people get access to goods to provide for their families?” and “What are the political and social formations and relationships that are invoked to make this access possible?”

In this spirit, I hope to map the physical routes and social connections that are brought together through the commerce along the contemporary Silk Road.

Fall 2010 – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Conducting research in the Dordoi Bazaar and the Ministry of External Trade and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic. Affiliated as a Fellow of the Social Research Center of the American University of Central Asia.

Spring 2011 – Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Conducting research in the Chor-suu or Hippodrome Bazaar (which one as yet t.b.d.) as well as the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Summer and Fall 2011 – Traveling with suppliers who transport goods between the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of northwest China and major Central Asian bazaars. This will likely involve travel through China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. It may well include travel in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as well.

http://www.penn.museum/sites/silkroadblog/