Monthly Archives: May 2013

The flowers of Kyrgyzstan, a world the West forgot – Telegraph

 

The flowers of Kyrgyzstan, a world the West forgot – Telegraph

 

An adventurous Dutch botanist is opening a door onto the astonishing and unknown flora of Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/plants/10075504/The-flowers-of-Kyrgyzstan-a-world-the-West-forgot.html

Kyrgyzstan’s Golden Eagle Hunters – YouTube

 

Kyrgyzstan’s Golden Eagle Hunters – YouTube

In the arid mountains of Asia, men young and old tame wild eagles for hunting partners.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H82aBfvLHOY

 

 

 

 

Watch The Epic Warrior Manas | Manas1000 Episodes | Videos | Blip

 

Watch The Epic Warrior Manas | Manas1000 Episodes | Videos | Blip

The Epic Warrior Manas

The Kyrgyz people of the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan have as their treasure the world’s longest poem, an epic that is 25 times longer than the Iliad and Odyssey put together. Several times in the twentieth century they celebrated its anniversary, the 1100th in the 1920s and Manas 1000 in 1995, indicating that there is no agreed upon birthdate for the poem. This is a documentary about how it has been used to teach the independent Kyrgyz people about who they are – nation building through epic poetry.

 

http://blip.tv/manas1000/the-epic-warrior-manas-2069054

Surottor: Kyrgyzstan 2012 summer

Surottor: Kyrgyzstan 2012 summer

 

I would like to share you with my some delight of travelling in Kyrgyzstan. Here are some photos from last summer:

You could find photos from Sary-Chelek, Son-Kol, Issyk-Kol, Naryn province, Glaciers on East of Kyrgyzstan.

http://surottor.blogspot.de/2013/03/kyrgyzstan-2012-summer.html

Global Snack: Damira Dushenova from Kyrgyzstan | Global 3000 – YouTube

Global Snack: Damira Dushenova from Kyrgyzstan | Global 3000 – YouTube

Damira Dushenova runs a snack bar that’s located high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, along what was once the famous Silk Road. She serves a traditional Kyrgyz dish called “Beshparmak,” which translates into “eat with five fingers.” The dish is made with lamb, beef, noodles, and a hearty broth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXuHxQI1sLA

WildJunket Summer 2013

 

WildJunket Summer 2013

“Stunning deserts, nomadic locals and majestic mosques sprawl across the plains of Central Asia.  We tread the Silk Road to uncover a world of mystery and traditions”

Central Asia feature starts at page 68 – Kyrgyzstan is on page 72:

http://wildjunketmagazine.com/wp-content/current-issue/Summer%202013/WildJunket-Summer-2013.html

Kyrgyzstan: Beshparmak

 

Kyrgyzstan: Beshparmak | GLOBAL SNACK | DW.DE | 14.05.2013

 

Damira Dushenova runs a snack bar that’s located high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, along what was once the famous Silk Road.

She serves a traditional Kyrgyz dish called “Beshparmak,” which translates into “eat with five fingers.” The dish is made with lamb, beef, noodles, and a hearty broth.

http://www.dw.de/kyrgyzstan-beshparmak/a-16811006

Kyrgyzstan | Travel Guide and Travel Inspiration

 

Kyrgyzstan | Travel Guide and Travel Inspiration

We are an independent group of keen travellers, some even professional (yes, it is possible), who like to share with other travellers about places we like. We are not a travel agency and we do not try to sell you guidebooks, the only thing we do is travel inspiration.

 

Here’s what they say about Kyrgyzstan:

 Kyrgyzstan has long led the accessibility race in Central Asia. It recently assured its position ahead of the pack by abolishing visa requirements for some 44 ‘Western’ countries. This increased ease of travel opened up one of the most culturally intact countries in the region. A fascinating semi-nomadic culture welcomes travellers to some of the most spectacular hiking sceneries on Earth. A surprisingly professional tourism infrastructure facilitates visits to remote areas where time seems to have been forgotten. All this, infused with a historian’s dream of a Soviet time capsule, makes Kyrgyzstan a place with more to offer than you might expect. But one thing’s for sure, with the secret getting out, best visit the country now before it changes.

… their list of places that you might want to visit …

 

http://www.globespots.com/places.php?country=kyrgyzstan

Bananas Don’t Travel Well | But we do …

Bananas Don’t Travel Well | But we do …

In May 2007, we gave up our apartment and our jobs, and began a year off to travel …

http://www.bdtw.tv/stories/kyrgyzstan

 

Kyrgyzstan: Genghis Khan, Mountains and Mutton – Travel Culture Magazine

Kyrgyzstan: Genghis Khan, Mountains and Mutton – Travel Culture Magazine

I often still find it strange that I can tell people I spent 2 months living in Kyrgyzstan. I am sure listeners conjure up images of something like Genghis Khan’s horde or a land ripe with civil war. Though there are times when I felt like a nomad or in potential danger, Kyrgyzstan is not a dangerous place. Actually it is a peaceful one with green hills, kind people and about 1000 different kinds of mutton.

http://www.travelculturemag.com/kyrgyzstan-green-hills-kind-people-and-mutton/