Monthly Archives: December 2012

Why We Will Return to Kyrgyzstan – Tasting TravelsTasting Travels

“I’ll be back!”

Why We Will Return to Kyrgyzstan – Tasting TravelsTasting Travels

General MacArthur and Arnold Schwarzenegger are famous for saying that they would be back … here’s a traveller’s reason reasons for wanting to return to Kyrgyzstan:

http://www.tastingtravels.com/why-we-will-return-to-kyrgyzstan/ 

Discover graffiti artist Chase from Kyrgyzstan

 

 

Graffiti : Discover graffiti artist Chase from Kyrgyzstan – Interviews – Street-art and Graffiti | FatCap

Chase312 is a writer from Kyrgyzstan. The TSF crew was in Bishkek for the Basic Colors Graffiti Jam and interviewed him. Let’s discover graffiti in Kyrgyzstan!

http://www.fatcap.com/article/graffiti-in-kyrgyzstan.html 

Your view of the beauty of Kyrgyzstan on Facebook

Your view of the beauty of Kyrgyzstan on Facebook

Text is in Russian.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.169119466545329.6516.152747224849220&type=1

Golden Poverty: Panning for Future in Kyrgyzstan (RT Documentary) – YouTube

Golden Poverty: Panning for Future in Kyrgyzstan (RT Documentary) – YouTube

Published on 25 Nov 2012

Panning for gold may sound like a dream career that will guarantee a life of ease. But as RT’s team found out, in Kyrgyzstan panning for gold does not pay very well. And what’s more — it will not buy you a decent dinner, let alone happiness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDolmtrDrvA 

Всё начинается с малого…

 

Всё начинается с малого…

About CBT, (Community Based Tourism), in Kyrgyzstan … in Russian

http://theregionaltourism.org/bugalcha.php

UNESCO Culture Sector – Intangible Heritage – 2003 Convention

UNESCO Culture Sector – Intangible Heritage – 2003 Convention

Traditional Kyrgyz Shyrdaks inscribed into the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/USL/00693

Making a Shyrdak in Kyrgyzstan on Vimeo

Making a Shyrdak in Kyrgyzstan on Vimeo

This film shows how Sadagul and friends from the Altyn Kol cooperative in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan, make traditional carpets and cushion covers made from a felting technique known as ‘Shyrdak’.

 

 

http://vimeo.com/53462587

International Guests about Kyrgyzstan. AIESEC Kyrgyzstan – YouTube

International Guests about Kyrgyzstan. AIESEC Kyrgyzstan – YouTube

Some Interviews with foreign visitors about their impressions of Kyrgyzstan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npqcCqjInx8 

8 fun facts about Kyrgyzstan | Kiva

8 fun facts about Kyrgyzstan | Kiva

When you live in a new culture for a long enough time, you start to realize subtle cultural norms that you wouldn’t have necessary learned by reading a book about the country. I have now been in Kyrgyzstan for exactly 2 months. Here are some interesting facts about the country and its culture that I have noticed after arriving here.

See also:

http://fellowsblog.kiva.org/fellowsblog/2012/11/28/8-fun-facts-about-kyrgyzstan

Jelleke’s Journeys

Jelleke’s Journeys

A three day visit to Kyrgyzstan:

http://jellekealiveandtravelling.blogspot.com/