Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Meat Girlz of Kyrgyzstan | FATHOM Travel Blog and Travel Guides

The Meat Girlz of Kyrgyzstan | FATHOM Travel Blog and Travel Guides

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – I’ve been spending time in Kyrgyzstan this last year, building a collaboration with master artisans around a shyrdak (felt rug) collection for my company,l’aviva home.

In Kyrgyzstan, the awe-inspiring mountains and landscapes (towering mountains, forest-lined lakes, red-rock formations like those in the US Southwest) contrast sharply with the eerily post-Soviet cities and villages.

http://fathomaway.com/postcards/culture/first-impressions-kyrgyzstan/

Bucolic Landscapes of Kyrgyzstan at Shanghai Street Stories

Bucolic Landscapes of Kyrgyzstan at Shanghai Street Stories

While I am physically back in Shanghai, my mind remains wrapped up with a slew of photographic work from Central Asia.

http://shanghaistreetstories.com/?p=3217

Кыргызстан: С высоты птичьего полета

Кыргызстан: С высоты птичьего полета

The text is in Russian, but the photos speak for themselves – a bird’s eye view of Kyrgyzstan

http://rus.azattyk.org/media/photogallery/24398346.html

Тайган – кыргызская борзая

 

Тайган – кыргызская борзая

The text is in Russian – but the pictures speak for themselves: Taigan, the Kyrgyz Borzoi.

http://rus.azattyk.org/photogallery/8067.html

 

Sons of Hedin

 

Sons of Hedin 

 

The Sons of Hedin Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing global awareness of Greater Central Asia.

http://sonsofhedin.org/

Kyrgyzstan’s Akyn Poets | PRI’s The World

 

Kyrgyzstan’s Akyn Poets | PRI’s The World

Kyrgyzstan held its first presidential election since a violent revolution and an outburst of ethnic violence rattled the country last year.

As the country’s fledgling democracy moves forward, the local media have been covering events closely. But so has an older, arguably more powerful institution in Kyrgyzstan. Lily Jamali reports.

http://www.theworld.org/2011/11/kyrgyzstan-akyn-poets/

 

 

 

 

Ловчие птицы Кыргызстана

Ловчие птицы Кыргызстана

The text is in Russian, byt the photos speak for themselves:

http://rus.azattyk.org/photogallery/8065.html

House Hunters International, Bishkek – YouTube

House Hunters International, Bishkek – YouTube

Kirstin and Farrell move to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Visit www.ivorypomegranate.com to read more about it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETNRcAVOo6U

Global Cyclists View: Where Are Best and Worst Places on Earth?

Global Cyclists View: Where Are Best and Worst Places on Earth?

In November 2008 two Irish men Simon Evans and Fearghal O’Nuallain left Ireland to cycle around the globe on their bikes. One has to appreciate that this is done on a bike. Travelling through some of the highest, lowest, driest, coldest, warmest and loneliest places on earth.

  • Best Day’s Cycling – Crossing the Ala Bel Pass in Kyrgyzstan,
  • Best Moment – skinny dipping in a freezing mountain river in Kyrgyzstan,
  • Most Beautiful Country – Kyrgyzstan

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2011/11/05/global-cyclists-view-where-are-best-and-worst-places-on-earth/

Kyrgyzstan: mountains, yurts, fermented mare’s milk and hard cheese balls « Ouestef?

 

Kyrgyzstan: mountains, yurts, fermented mare’s milk and hard cheese balls « Ouestef?

More photos on Kyrgyzstan can be found here!

http://www.ouestef.net/2011/11/kyrgyzstan-mountains-yurts-fermented-mares-milk-and-hard-cheese-balls/