Monthly Archives: January 2012

Trekking from Karakol in Kyrgyzstan to the Valley of the Flowers | Wandering Kiwi

Trekking from Karakol in Kyrgyzstan to the Valley of the Flowers | Wandering Kiwi

The town of Karakol is a great base for a trekking holiday in Kyrgyzstan. There are a number of easy day treks, overnight trips or more extensive expeditions into the mountains.

http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2011/12/kyrgyzstan-trek-to-the-valley-of-the-flowers/

Visit the markets and bazaars of Central Asia: photo essay | Wandering Kiwi

Visit the markets and bazaars of Central Asia: photo essay | Wandering Kiwi

Markets or bazaars featured heavily during our Central Asia odyssey. Apart from fresh food supplies they are often a great place to pick up a bus or a share taxi for transportation. They are also full of local colour and the best place to see people going about their daily lives as they have for centuries on the Silk Road in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2012/01/central-asia-markets-kyrgyzstan-uzbekistan-tajikistan/

Stories & Photos from Kyrgyzstan – Travel Safety Hub – WorldNomads.com – WorldNomads Adventures

Stories & Photos from Kyrgyzstan – Travel Safety Hub – WorldNomads.com – WorldNomads Adventures

TRAVEL ADVICE AND TRAVEL SAFETY. STAY INFORMED ON THE ROAD.

http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/country/115/Kyrgyzstan

New Bike Path For Kyrgyzstan. Tempted? | TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World

 

New Bike Path For Kyrgyzstan. Tempted? | TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World

For us, Kyrgyzstan brings to mind remote dirt tracks, high mountains and generally that wonderful feeling of riding your bike in the middle of nowhere. It’s an adventurous place to ride.

http://travellingtwo.com/11196?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-bike-path-for-kyrgyzstan-tempted

Buzkashi: a Central Asian version of polo using a headless calf or goat instead of a ball – Telegraph

 

Buzkashi: a Central Asian version of polo using a headless calf or goat instead of a ball – Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/8398784/Buzkashi-a-Central-Asian-version-of-polo-using-a-headless-calf-or-goat-instead-of-a-ball.html?image=1

Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan aims to become premier cycling destination – Telegraph

 

Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan aims to become premier cycling destination – Telegraph

Kyrgyzstan plans to transform itself into a premier holiday destination for cyclists by building a 300 mile bicycle track around a glacial lake once used by the Soviet Union to test torpedoes.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/kyrgyzstan/9030771/Ex-Soviet-Kyrgyzstan-aims-to-become-premier-cycling-destination.html

Central Asia Travel: A Beginner’s Guide | Uncornered Market

 

Central Asia Travel: A Beginner’s Guide | Uncornered Market 

If you must choose one country to visit in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan might just be it. Not only is the country over 90% mountainous and studded with beautiful landscapes, but the traditional nomadic culture and people are warm and welcoming. Kyrgyzstan also has a terrific community-based tourism (CBT) network throughout the country that makes it easy to connect and interact with locals, stay in yurts, and take mountain treks on horseback.

 

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http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/2011/05/central-asia-travel-beginners-guide/

 

7 Reasons to Visit Kyrgyzstan

 

7 Reasons to Visit Kyrgyzstan

Ever dream of wandering through Kyrgyzstan, eating laghman noodles for dinner and drinking kumiz with the nomadic locals while sleeping in a yurt?

Most people haven’t. Actually, the predominant response I get when I mention to anyone that I have spent time in the country is the fact that they have never even heard of it (if they don’t ask, “Isn’t that where Borat is from?” first).

http://www.gobackpacking.com/Blog/2012/01/16/reasons-to-visit-kyrgyzstan/

“Spend It All – Kyrgyzstan” on Vimeo

 

“Spend It All – Kyrgyzstan” on Vimeo

Black Hole Productions and Stokelab bring you “Spend It All” Episode 5 – Kyrgyzstan

http://vimeo.com/17766731

Eagle Hunters in Kyrgyzstan: A Photo Essay – Lonely Planet

 

Eagle Hunters in Kyrgyzstan: A Photo Essay – Lonely Planet

Eagle hunting has been an age-old profession in the lands of Central Asia. The relationship between a man and his eagle is taken seriously, and it starts when the man risks his life to capture a young one to begin the bonding process.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travelblogs/864/141253/Eagle+Hunters+in+Kyrgyzstan%3A++A+Photo+Essay?destId=356887