Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kyrgyzstan: An Unexpected Vacation Spot – SmarterTravel.com

Kyrgyzstan: An Unexpected Vacation Spot – SmarterTravel.com

Tired of the same old vacation spots? Get out of your comfort zone with a trip to Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is a country stuck in the corner created by the western border of China and the southern border of Kazakhstan and comprised mostly of an enormous mountain range. Read on for more details on how to visit!

http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/kyrgyzstan-an-unexpected-vacation-spot.html?id=12051279

Wanderings: Day 26: Issyk “Cool”

 

Wanderings: Day 26: Issyk “Cool”

The crossroads of a brave and adventurous language teacher and her rambling thoughts and tales as she wanders/wonders near and far from her rugged Wyoming home.

http://jennuhler.blogspot.com/2012/07/day-26-issyk-cool.html?spref=fb

Traveling to Central Asia? Think Kyrgyzstan | Anita’s Feast

Traveling to Central Asia? Think Kyrgyzstan | Anita’s Feast

As should be evident from my recent posts about some of the people I met, and the places I visited during recent travels in Kyrgyzstan, I am keen on both.

http://anitasfeast.com/blog/2012/07/traveling-central-asia-think-kyrgyzstan/

‘At Chabysh’ Festival Showcases Kyrgyz Nomadic Culture

‘At Chabysh’ Festival Showcases Kyrgyz Nomadic Culture

“At Chabysh” is a popular festival that celebrates Kyrgyz culture. It is held several times a year in Kyrgyzstan and in surrounding regions. Still a means of transportation in remote mountain areas, the horse symbolizes Kyrgyz nomadic lifestyle. These photos were taken in Murghab, Tajikistan, an area heavily populated by ethnic Kyrgyz, where traditional “At Chabysh” horse games, horse races, poetry readings, and handicraft exhibits attract crowds of tourists every year. (Photos by Jambulat Chytyrbaev of RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service)

http://www.rferl.org/media/photogallery/24653976.html

Grif Peterson: Celebrating Horses In Tajikistan’s Mountainous Murghab

Grif Peterson: Celebrating Horses In Tajikistan’s Mountainous Murghab

While most of you spent last weekend tucking into the second half of the baseball season, supporting the world’s top cyclists as they descended from the Pyrenees or watching Sonderjyske rout Randers 6-1 in the Danish Superligaen, I was on hand to see the real action in Murghab, Tajikistan, where the Festival At Chabysh was underway.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/grif-peterson/horsing-around-in-murghab_b_1693148.html

Taboo.kg »30 minutes to paradise. Issykkul eyes of Kazakhstan

 

Taboo.kg »30 minutes to paradise. Issykkul eyes of Kazakhstan

It’s nice when people with whom you go, good. Double the pleasure, when the place where you go, perfect. Realize that you’re among the first made its maiden flight from Almaty to Tamchy the Yak-42 – a small fortune.

IN RUSSIAN

 

http://www.taboo.kg/blog/gallery/30-minut-do-raya-issykkul-glazmi-kazaxstancev/

 

 

Adventure Activities in Kyrgyzstan

 

Adventure Activities in Kyrgyzstan 

When people ask me what there is to do in Kyrgyzstan, besides talking about the unique cultural aspect, I often mention adventure activities – those of which are made possible by the mountainous landscape.

http://www.gobackpacking.com/Blog/2012/07/18/adventure-activities-kyrgyzstan/

BBC – Travel – A first-time guide to Central Asia

 

BBC – Travel – A first-time guide to Central Asia

 

Ever imagined yourself riding horseback across the Eurasian steppe or haggling for carpets in an Uzbek bazaar? Silk Road romantics with a penchant for kebabs should make a beeline to these unmissable Central Asian highlights, including:

  • Tian Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan 
  • Tash Rabat, Kyrgyzstan
  • Lake Song-Köl, Kyrgyzstan

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20120713-a-first-time-guide-to-central-asia?OCID=twtvl&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=65262

 

 

Ridiculously brief stay in Bishkek!! – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Travel Blog

 

Ridiculously brief stay in Bishkek!! – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Travel Blog

18th September 2011

I regard today as the first day of the rest of my life. At midnight I retired after a total of almost 35 years in the Police. I can now concentrate properly on one of my passions, which is travel.

 

http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/kev-buxton/1/1341927957/tpod.html

Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk-Kul

Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk-Kul

With pristine waters surrounded by stunning scenery, Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul Lake is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Asia. Every year, hordes of Kazakh and Russian tourists flock to the lake to bask on its sandy shores, avail of its excellent spa facilities, and go on treks in the surrounding Tien Shan Mountains.

http://www.rferl.org/media/photogallery/24626375.html?z=3510&zp=1