Monthly Archives: December 2011

Skiing Season In Karakol | English Russia

 

Skiing Season In Karakol | English Russia

http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/26/skiing-season-in-karakol/

Horse trek to Ala-Kol Lake – Kyrgyzstan | the candy trail … Backpacking Travel Adventures to Amazing Places

 

Horse trek to Ala-Kol Lake – Kyrgyzstan | the candy trail … Backpacking Travel Adventures to Amazing Places

Sept. 2011: From the town of Karakol, near the lake of Issyk-Kol, in Western Kyrgyzstan, I hired a local guide – Chinggis and his horses and set out into the nearby mountains to see peaks, glaciers and the hidden, high-attitude lake of Ala-Kol.

For an amateur rider like me (only on a horse some years ago in Colombia & Mongolia) these 4 days were to prove the most challenging ride yet. The terrain was steep. Very Steep. Sometimes the trail was lost in scree. My horse, a 7-year-old male, was a little naughty – always stopping to munch grass or scrub, and sometimes not so sure-footed in his fatigued-state during the late afternoon of each day. But mostly, he was reliable. And, I didn’t fall off …

http://www.thecandytrail.com/horse-trek-ala-kol-lake-kyrgyzstan/

Kyrgyzstan, All Areas – cost of living

 

Kyrgyzstan, All Areas – cost of living

 

http://www.xpatulator.com/cost-of-living-review/Kyrgyzstan-All-Areas_457.cfm

 

 

Kyrgyzstan: Photo essay on the monthly animal market in Karakol | Wandering Kiwi

 

Kyrgyzstan: Photo essay on the monthly animal market in Karakol | Wandering Kiwi

If you’re in the little eastern town of Karakol in Kyrgyzstan on a Sunday don’t miss the huge animal market. Thousands of Kyrgyz gather to trade livestock of all kinds and as this is Kyrgyzstan of course there are hundreds of horses.

http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2011/12/photo-essay-kyrgyzstan-animal-market/

a weekend in Kyrgyzstan by Kerry McCarthy MP | Louder Than War

 

a weekend in Kyrgyzstan by Kerry McCarthy MP | Louder Than War

I was out in Kyrgyzstan with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, speaking at a conference. With impeccable timing I arrive there the day the coalition government collapses, …

http://louderthanwar.com/blogs/a-weekend-in-kyrgyzstan-by-kerry-mccarthy-mp

Hidden Treasures: Dead of Night in a Russian Jeep

 

Hidden Treasures: Dead of Night in a Russian Jeep | Wandering Educators

 

The day had begun in the Chinese city of Kashgar, where I awoke to see thick winter clouds pouring cold rain onto the streets outside. It was a dismal site, for in this weather I was about to hitchhike to Kyrgyzstan’s border with China, climbing to altitudes that would eventually have me in temperatures hovering around zero degrees Fahrenheit.

http://www.wanderingeducators.com/best/traveling/hidden-treasures-dead-night-russian-jeep.html

 

 

 

 

Photos of Uzbek and Kyrgyz foods in Kyrgyzstan: Vodka cheaper than Fanta

Photos of Uzbek and Kyrgyz foods in Kyrgyzstan: Vodka cheaper than Fanta.

 

http://createyourworldbook.com/uzbek-and-kyrgyz-foods-in-kyrgyzstan.htm