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8 fun facts about Kyrgyzstan

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.68845fca6967de39aa9d996b2befe3c8


Kyrgyzstan’s Independence Day Holiday: Celebrating Nomad Style

Holidays are always an awesome time to travel, and Independence Day is a particularly fine festivity. No matter whether Hot Dogs and Fireworks for the 4th of July in the US or Military Parades on Bastille Day in Paris, Independence Day holidays are usually a combination of patriotism and tradition and more than a little raucous celebration. But of course, not every country can celebrate with the panache of Kyrgyzstan.


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Kyrgyz nature (video)

Video about Kyrgyz nature.  Get inspired!


Border Lands

In the summer of 2013, Mike Libecki, Ethan Pringle, and Liv Sansoz traveled to the remote Tian Shan Mountains near the border of China and Kyrgyzstan. The team traveled though desert landscapes, a maze of sandstone towers, high plains and deep valleys to establish one of the must unique multi-pitch climbs in the region.


Kyrgyzstan, summer 2014


Kyrgyzstan – so much to discover!

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Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

 Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

It’s finally summertime, which means everyone wants to be on the waterfront. Some people head to the ocean. Others have their own pool. But most go to a lake. How far will you go to find the perfect lakeside setting? The Great Lakes in the US? The Lake District in Patagonia? Or the lake region in northern Italy? If you’re willing to travel for a gorgeous lake, add Issyk Kul to your ever-expanding list.



Kyrgyzstan TimeLapse (CityLab Production)

Last summer guys traveled around Kyrgyzstan. They made a very beautiful video about their journey.


So much to discover!

New video about Kyrgyzstan


From Kashgar to Irkeshtam, at the border with Kyrgyzstan

It’s been over 2 months since I last wrote about my on-going bike trip. I am now back in China for the October Holiday after visiting Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in August and September. It was hard to get on line in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan and then I was with my parents in Kyrgyzstan and wanted to take advantage of every minute with them so I didn’t spend much time on line (Sorry Becky!). Lots of things have happened since the end of July when I was in Kashgar. I am going to try to retrace my steps and share my impressions on 2 beautiful months across Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.  P5132968-1024x768-2