Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kok-boru (Buzkashi): Goat Grabbing Competition Near Son-Kul Lake (PHOTOS) – International Business Times

Kok-boru (Buzkashi): Goat Grabbing Competition Near Son-Kul Lake (PHOTOS) – International Business Times

Kok-boru : goat grabbing competition near Son-Kul lake

Kyrgyzstan’s national sport, Kok-boru (Buzkashi) is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent’s goal.

Here we have some thrilling pictures from the Son- Kul Lake, which is situated 3200 meters (10,499 feet) above sea level and some 400 km (249 miles) northeast of the capital Bishkek where the Kok-boru competition went off in huge craze on July 21, 2011. Have a look:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/189018/20110729/kok-boru-goat-grabbing-competition-near-son-kul-lake.htm

Kyrgyzstan travel reports – GLOBOsapiens

 

 

Kyrgyzstan travel reports – GLOBOsapiens

 

http://www.globosapiens.net/country/kyrgyzstan_reports.html

n e i l b e e r | K Y R G Y Z S T A N

n e i l b e e r | K Y R G Y Z S T A N

Photos from a professional photographer – taken in 2009

http://www.neilbeer.com/kyrgyzstan_latest001.htm

Osh: The View From Above – IWPR Institute for War & Peace Reporting – P220

Osh: The View From Above – IWPR Institute for War & Peace Reporting – P220

It is a hot summer day in July in the city of Osh, a regional centre in the Fergana valley in southern Kyrgyzstan.

I’ve just got off the bus and I am walking towards the slopes of the city’s landmark, Sulaiman Mountain. It is known as Suleyman-Too in Kyrgyz and Sulaymon-Togh in Uzbek.

http://iwpr.net/report-news/osh-view-above

The Golden Road to Samarqand

 

The Golden Road to Samarqand

This blog’s been around since the end of 2004. It’s followed me around the US and the world and I currently live in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan where my family and I are learning languages researching dispute resolution and Dungan food.

There’s a bit about homeschooling, a lot about books, and even more about Central Asia. I’m also interested in the LDS Church, especially in Central Asia; Central Asian food; and Central Asian games, especially bone games. I’m also interested in stories about expat families living non-traditional expat lives.

Feel free to send an email if you’d like. I’d love to hear from you.

amirabook@gmail.com

http://amiralace.blogspot.com/

BBC Russian – Видео и фото – Фестиваль у высокогорного озера Сон-Куль в Киргизии

 

BBC Russian – Видео и фото – Фестиваль у высокогорного озера Сон-Куль в Киргизии

In Russian … but it’s mainly photos …

http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/multimedia/2011/07/110722_kyrgyz_festival.shtml

Kyrgyzstan Events

 

Kyrgyzstan Events

 

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/kyrgyzstan/events

Travel Blog: 2011

Travel Blog: 2011

http://www.travelpod.co.uk/travel-blog/dan./4/tpod.html

-Made in Kyrgyzstan- – -Made in where– (Feature) – Monsters and Critics

-Made in Kyrgyzstan- – -Made in where– (Feature) – Monsters and Critics

Bishkek/Almaty, Kazakhstan – ‘No way. … Where’d you get it?’ shrieked the fashionable young woman, shifting her Gucci purse over crossed and heeled legs to lean over and finger the dress flaunted before Kazakh girlfriends at an upscale joint in Almaty.

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/business/news/article_1416979.php/&quotMade_in_Kyrgyzstan”_-_&quotMade_in_where”__Feature_
15/07/2008

Nikolaï Mikhaïlovitch Przhevalski

Nikolaï Mikhaïlovitch Przhevalski
We are on the bank of the lake Issyk Kul, in the heart of the mounts of Tien Shan. Undoubtedly the softness and the beauty of these places encouraged the officer and Russian explorer Prjevalski to wish this bank as last harbor and to require of the tsar to be burried here.