Monthly Archives: March 2012

Travels in Kyrgyzstan (Economy) — a Nadder!

 

Travels in Kyrgyzstan (Economy) — a Nadder!

Kyrgyzstan is a very poor country and the 2nd poorest of the former Soviet republics (after Tajikistan). According the CIA World Factbook, it ranks 153/193 countries for GDP (per capita) PPP, below (for instance) Sudan, Laos, Pakistan, Yemen, Ghana and Djibouti.

http://anadder.com/travels-in-kyrgyzstan-economy

Kyrgyzstan’s Revolution: Photographs by William Daniels – LightBox

 

Kyrgyzstan’s Revolution: Photographs by William Daniels – LightBox

Photographs from photographer William Daniels’ Kyrgyzstan project, called Faded Tulips, which he has been working on since 2007.

http://lightbox.time.com/2012/03/21/faded-tulips/#1

 

 

Nomads in Kyrgyzstan: Another Way of Life | Travel | Life | Epoch Times

 

Nomads in Kyrgyzstan: Another Way of Life | Travel | Life | Epoch Times

When I was going to travel through Central Asia for the umpteenth time, I was looking for new and enriching experiences, including living for a while with the nomads of Song Kul, in Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/life/nomads-in-kyrgyzstan-another-way-of-life-208945.html

Travels in Kyrgyzstan (Places/Sights) — a Nadder!

Travels in Kyrgyzstan (Places/Sights) — a Nadder!

My itinerary was a loop. From the capital Bishkek, I went to Karakol from which I did a trek with Community Based Tourism. The trek went from Jety Oguz to Altyn Arashan. The next stop was Cholpon Ata followed by a return to Bishkek.

http://anadder.com/travels-in-kyrgyzstan-placessights

Al Archa and Guesting | Travel Blog

Al Archa and Guesting | Travel Blog

On Thursday, Rahat and I headed up the mountains to Al Archa, which is one of Kyrgyzstan’s national parks. 

http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Kyrgyzstan/blog-265423.html

Travels in Kyrgyzstan (General Info) — a Nadder!

 

Travels in Kyrgyzstan (General Info) — a Nadder!

After all this time since I’ve come back from my Central Asia trip I’ve finally been able to put together a few posts about each country, in the order I visited them. So, to start with, some general impressions about the actual act of travelling in Kyrgyzstan. Because I visited some countries that most readers probably haven’t been to and don’t know much about, this will include my take on the very basics that would be redundant if I went to another country.

http://anadder.com/travels-in-kyrgyzstan-general-info

The bazaars of Kyrgyzstan (part 2): food at Shanghai Street Stories

The bazaars of Kyrgyzstan (part 2): food at Shanghai Street Stories

This is a continuation of my series on Kyrgyzstan’s trade bazaars, as part of my 3-weeks in Central Asia last October.

In my last post, I talked about the layout and structure of bazaars in Kyrgyzstan, and how they are major gateways of goods flowing from China, therefore attracting tens of thousands of traders and customers from all over the region.

 

http://shanghaistreetstories.com/?p=3513