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  • Kaptivating KyrgyzstanWith no time pressures we left Fergana for the border crossing into Kyrgyzstan at around 9am for the 100km ride to the border. Once we arrived we were told to wait; 45 minutes in the blazing sun until the gate Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jul 20, 2014
  • Kyrgyzstan - Mountains, Mountains and more MountainsLachlan The last two weeks have been great. They started off with us entering Kyrgyzstan and going to Bishkek, the capital. Bishkek is a chaotic, busy city of 900 000 people. Most of the people seem to be only first or Posted by LS overland in L & S Finland to Australia overland trip | Sep 6, 2013
  • KyrgyzstanWe are in country number six, Kyrgyzstan. The time zone is plus two hours from Moscow, making us four hours behind Australian eastern Standard time. Kyrystan is not as well off as Kazakhstan. The hostel owner here in Bishkek tells Posted by LS overland in L & S Finland to Australia overland trip | Aug 21, 2013
  • Guesthouse WarningSakura Guesthouse is the most popular guesthouse in Bishkek, and probably the best too, was unfortunately shaken by a rather disgusting event when I visited. Thus is this a warning against staying there, or at least to stay alert when there. During Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | May 19, 2013
  • Hiking the Tian Shan Mountain RangeThe World’s highest mountains outside the Himalayas are found in Central Asia. In particular the ranges of Tian Shan, The Pamirs and The Hindu Kush, all including multiple peaks above 7000 meters. The Tian Shan is placed on the border Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | May 7, 2013
  • The wild, wild east This being my first visit to Central Asia, I was not really sure what to expect on landing in Kyrgyzstan. Emerging from the Posted by jparsons in Parsons on Tour | Oct 19, 2012
  • When the wanderlust strikes again…So it turns out that four months travelling around the Himalayas and South East Asia is not a good cure for the wanderlust. No sooner had we touched down in the chilly North of England on January 16 2012, and Posted by jparsons in Parsons on Tour | Oct 13, 2012
  • Kyrgyzstan: an overviewI love Kyrgyzstan. We spent over a month there and had an amazing time. Along with Georgia, it is currently sitting in my top two countries on this trip. The landscape is stunning - immense mountains, immense wide open spaces, gorgeous Posted by chrisgulik in Eurostar to Auckland | Oct 4, 2012
  • The animal bazaarThe first taxi that came past us at 6am already had some locals in it, but they stopped anyway. They were going to the same place as us so we jumped in the back. As soon as the car took Posted by chrisgulik in Eurostar to Auckland | Sep 21, 2012
  • Making hay while the sunshinesWell I am way behind on this blogging business. I have so much to say, because we have been doing so many great things, and that of course in turn gets in the way of writing this. But. We are Posted by chrisgulik in Eurostar to Auckland | Sep 18, 2012
  • Goat Polo mixed with Fancy DressKarakol homestay was our home for the night and our aim in Karakol was to find our fancy dress outfit. We had all been given a name at random and without knowing who we each had (there was a fine Posted by neillkylie in The long way to Oz | Jul 1, 2010
  • It's just like SwitzerlandAs borders go, the Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan border was an effortless process and involved a fair bit of waiting around but we have all got use to border crossings now and the water bottles, books and I-pod’s came along to Posted by neillkylie in The long way to Oz | Jun 25, 2010
  • 20 - Camping, Caviar and Cream TeaAfter a 12 hour bus transit from Almaty, Kazakhstan we finally arrived in Cholpan-Ata, Kyrgzstan at 9pm....ever so slightly worried where we were going to stay the night. We needn't have worried....we were met off the marshrutka (minibus) by Posted by FiColes in Fi & Bryn's Big Trip | Sep 25, 2009
  • Kuidas asi algas?Aprill, 1999 Mineralnõje Vodõ – Peterburg’i rongi kupee. Ülemeelikus tujus ja ütlematagi arusaadaval põhjusel veidi kilavate silmadega eesti keelt kõnelevad mehepojad arutavad tulevikuplaane. Kupee on pungil lumelaua- ja mäesuusakottide ja muude Posted by valdek2 in Lumelauaga Leninilt, 2000 | Nov 20, 2008
  • KohalesõitNiisiis, 23. Juuli 2000. Transportisin laevaga saabunud meie grupi põderliikmed Balti jaama pagasit hoiustama. Ja otse iseenesetmõistetavalt POLE meie kodulinna raudteeväravas PAKIHOIURUUMI! Kuul pähe! Kuid loodus tühja kohta ei salli ja teenustet Posted by valdek2 in Lumelauaga Leninilt, 2000 | Nov 20, 2008
  • Tipp08. August Paaripäevane puhkus BC- s. Saabub meie kauaoodatud doktor Boris ja tahab takkajärele kõik tegematajäänud vajalikud ja mittevajalikud profülaktilised raviprotseduurid (ka süstid ja klistiirid) korraga ära teha. Suudame teda siiski uskuma Posted by valdek2 in Lumelauaga Leninilt, 2000 | Nov 20, 2008
  • Mägi ise27. Juuli Hommik, Valdo alustas sportlikult, läks jooksma. Mina piirdusin füüsilise tegevuse osas telgist välja tulekuga. Tagasi jõudnult, teatas Valdo, et seadis suhted sisse karjusega, kelle jurta asus üsna lähedal, künka taga. Leppisid kokku, Posted by valdek2 in Lumelauaga Leninilt, 2000 | Nov 20, 2008
  • Tagasi koju22. August Päev kulus pakkimisele, et homseks, kui hobused tulevad kraami järele, oleks kõik valmis. Kogu suur C1 laagriplats on imelikult tühjaks jäänud- ainult meie 4 telki. Tanja- Anti H. lähevad varsti alla. Vastu õhtut jõuab ka Valdo laagri Posted by valdek2 in Lumelauaga Leninilt, 2000 | Nov 20, 2008
  • IrkeshtamUsed as a pass on the Silk Road for centuries, one cannot be but astonished by the bumpy and stoney dirt track that leads to China, all the more that an uninterrupted chain of new Chinese trucks carrying modern sea-going Posted by Lent in Olympic bicycle ride 2008 | May 29, 2008
  • PamirBecause of the delayed time schedule since the Tajikistan border mess we have now an extra day before the Chinese border as it is closed during the weekends and we couldn't make before Friday. So we divide the remaining 80 Posted by Lent in Olympic bicycle ride 2008 | May 29, 2008
  • Silk Road - highest point Elevation profile Taldyk pass The pass leads to the Kyzyl-Suu drainage basin, which forms a wide east-west extending valley plain at 3000-3400 m altitude. Before enteri Posted by Lent in Olympic bicycle ride 2008 | May 29, 2008
  • Up the Karadaja valleyFrom the pass down to the town of Gulcho on 1600 m the road is in reasonably good shape, which it tends to be a few kilometres before and after each village. From Gulcho upwards the valley slopes are treeless Posted by Lent in Olympic bicycle ride 2008 | May 28, 2008
  • To the Chigirchik pass 2406 mEnclosed premises for camping near the city centre in Osh, but the gate unlocked: during the second night the thieves came and stole shoes, helmets, air pumps and camping gear. Nothing valuable, but everything irreplaceble in the middle of Asia. The Posted by Lent in Olympic bicycle ride 2008 | May 28, 2008
  • Osh Commerce in Osh in 1906 (Photo from Mannerheim collection) Commerce in Osh May 20, 2008 Last Posted by Lent in Olympic bicycle ride 2008 | May 20, 2008
  • Karakol to the IrkeshtamAfter a purchace of our huge and hugely awesome Kyrgyz hats(ak-kalpaks) in Kochkor, we went to Karakol. We had no reason for going, and chose on the spot over Naryn. We had heard it was quite nice, but had no Posted by Antonxiii in The Nomad | Jun 24, 2007
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