Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kyrgyzstan in Pictures | I’ve got a Bike

 

Kyrgyzstan in Pictures | I’ve got a Bike 

Some of the pictures taken by Urs in the last 3 weeks. Others here.

http://ivegotabike.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/kyrgyzstan-in-pictures/

 

DURHAM: Durham man’s trek leaves mark on distant peak |

 

DURHAM: Durham man’s trek leaves mark on distant peak 

The peak loomed in the remote and vowel-challenged nation of Kyrgyzstan, next door to China, nameless because nobody had climbed it.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/22/3128435/durham-mans-trek-leaves-mark-on.html

Dromomaniac

The Dromomaniac

Dromomania is defined as “an uncontrollable urge to wander”

Never been to Kyrgyzstan. Never been anywhere near Kyrgyzstan. (The other giant blank spot on the map for me is West Africa.) The hassle and cost of visas for the ‘stans have always put me off, but then the confluence of two events made the decision easy: Kyrgyzstan decided to go visa-free and Pegasus Airlines decided to start flying here for crazy-cheap. From lots of places in Europe you can fly here via Istanbul for about 400 euros round trip, all-in. I flew 215 euros one-way from Germany. Pegasus also lets you check in one bag for free; the only thing one could quibble about is the high cost of food and drink on board, but both of Istanbul’s airports are far worse.

http://thedromomaniac.com/

Kyrgyzstan. Marginal notes / sketches photos from around the world / The world in photos day after day

Kyrgyzstan. Marginal notes / sketches photos from around the world / The world in photos day after day

A photo essay from Kyrgyzstan – the text is in Russian.

http://pixanews.com/photo-from-the-world/kirgiziya-zametki-na-polyax.html

Songs of Themselves – Transitions Online

Songs of Themselves – Transitions Online

The millennia-old musical tradition of aitysh remains relevant in modern Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.tol.org/client/article/23882-kyrgyzstan-aitysh-arts-culture.html