Tag Archives: 2006

azzzik: Сон-Куль

azzzik: Сон-Куль

Photos of Lake Son-Kul (Son-Kul, photo)

http://azzzik.livejournal.com/48305.html

Me-go- Around-the-World – One woman’s adventures traveling solo around the world

Me-go- Around-the-World – One woman’s adventures traveling solo around the world

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http://www.me-go.net/rtw/

The Totally Knackered Tour Across Europe and Central Asia by Bicycle 2006

The Totally Knackered Tour Across Europe and Central Asia by Bicycle 2006

Kyrgyzstan offers the tourist a great variety of stunning scenery and a very warm welcome. It is probably the most tourist friendly of the former Soviet Republics in Central Asia, having done the most to cut red tape and develop a infrastructure aimed at the budget traveller. All in all we can thoroughly recommend Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.timbarnes.ndo.co.uk/kyrgyz_info.htm

It’s a Shepherds Life

 It’s a Shepherds LifeJammed between China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, former USSR state Kyrgyzstan has to be amongst the most obscure countries on the earth. It’s also one of the most ravishing, with royal blue lakes, old growth forests and mountains teeming with nomadic shepherds. Welcome to life without internet.

http://www.leisatyler.com/shepherdslife.php
DestinAsian, 2006

Travelmag – Crossing the Torugart

 

Travelmag – Crossing the Torugart

The Torugart Pass is a remote pass high in the Altai Mountains between Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang province of China.  It is not recognised by the Chinese as a regular tourist entry point, so crossing is not straightforward.  We crossed it in May of 1999, en route to Kashgar and the start of the Karakoram Highway.

http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=1183
21/12/2006

Beauty or Bleakness? Seeking Jazz in Kyrgyzstan During the Holiday Season

Beauty or Bleakness? Seeking Jazz in Kyrgyzstan During the Holiday Season

When the Soviet Union collapsed, a lot of countries experienced a cultural awakening. In Kyrgyzstan, the artists fled.

So says saxophonist Arthur Dew, a former resident of the capital city of Bishkek, during a break between sets at a gig where he’s sitting in with some friends. The sports bar buzz and youthful crowd are hardly signs of deprivation. But the surrounding buildings are aging Cold War-era cement relics, most of them dark and quiet except for a neon sign outside a gloomy, living room-size casino. There may not be a similar band playing anywhere else in the country on this wintery evening.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=23984

Vance, Bobbi, and Dusty! in Kyrgyzstan this summer, 2006

Vance, Bobbi, and Dusty! in Kyrgyzstan this summer, 2006

We spent parts of July and August in the northeast part of the country. We went hiking in the canyons near Bishkek and then traveled around Lake Issyk-Kol to Karakol, where there are mountains excellent for trekking. We spent six days hiking from Jete Oguz to Altyn Arashan and then returned to Balykchy at the west of the lake and went to Kochkor, where we arranged to ride horses to another lake, Son Kol. From there we returned to Bishkek to catch the plane to Dubai and catch public busses back to Abu Dhabi.

http://kyrgyz2006.pbworks.com/

Living and working in Afghanistan…and my travels in between.

Living and working in Afghanistan…and my travels in between.

I took a job on a NATO base in southern Afghanistan. 12 hours of my day is spent maintaining air traffic control radios…wind, sand, and heat…oh my.

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/shaunna/afghanistan_07/tpod.html

Carrie and Dave Jones

Carrie and Dave Jones

This is the diary of our long awaited, and ill prepared for trip around thwe world. Essentially it takes in South and Central America, North East Asia, South East Asia, India and Pakistan. One year off from work, one year to ourselves, one year to get around the world!!

http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Carrie-and-Dave-Jones/

Islamabad (Mongolia/Pakistan)

Islamabad (Mongolia/Pakistan)

Unbelievable, these are actually getting shorter, and we are catching up.
This entry covers our trip from Mongolia to Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China and ending here in Pakistan shortly before we take off to India.

http://fernweh-adventures.blogspot.com/2006/10/islamabad-mongoliapakistan.html