Monthly Archives: February 2012

Staying in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan | Travel Wire Asia

 

Staying in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan | Travel Wire Asia

TRAVELLING into the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to meet some of the semi-nomadic herdspeople, I was treated to some of this Central Asian country’s most beautiful mountain landscapes and found out more about the legendary hospitality of the Kyrgyz people.

http://www.travelwireasia.com/6014/staying-in-a-yurt-in-kyrgyzstan/

 

Kyrgyzstan: Nature’s Treat: Of yurts, sheep and wonderful mountains

 

Kyrgyzstan: Nature’s Treat: Of yurts, sheep and wonderful mountains

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia that is bordered in the north by Kazakhstan, in the east by China, in the south by China and Tajikistan and in the west by Uzbekistan. 90 % of Kyrgyzstan lies above 1,500 metres and the country is blessed with a diversity of plants and animal life offering incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions.

http://thebrowndot.com/travel/?p=338

Food in Kyrgyzstan: 5 Delightful Dishes

 

Food in Kyrgyzstan: 5 Delightful Dishes

People often think I’m joking when I say that I love the food in Kyrgyzstan.

Compared to other Asian countries, I find it an absolute joy to not be confronted with dish after dish of seafood, most likely due to the landlocked nature of the country and poor transportation network.

Instead, the traditional cuisine bases itself on meat, rice or bread goods, and milk products.

http://www.gobackpacking.com/Blog/2012/02/21/food-in-kyrgyzstan/

The bazaars of Kyrgyzstan (part 1) at Shanghai Street Stories

The bazaars of Kyrgyzstan (part 1) at Shanghai Street Stories

For two weeks, I was in Kyrgyzstan documenting trade markets, as many readers would know, is one of my favorite things to do. In particular, I was trying to understand the pervasive nature of China’s economic influence at the goods trade level but more importantly, the role of Chinese businesses and their networks in this neighboring yet obscure region.

 

http://shanghaistreetstories.com/?p=3485