Around Issyk Kul

Cholpon Ata 1605 m June 22, 2015 Issyk Kul is huge – some 170 kms in length and 70 kms in breadth, it feels more like a sea than a lake. Riding in  marshrutka along the road bordering the north shore, it is impossible to see the south shore. From Bishkek, the road headed east, … More Around Issyk Kul

First Impressions

Osh, Kyrgyzstan June 18, 2015 Crossing  the border from Dostyk in Uzbekistan to Osh in Kyrgyzstan, I was struck with the abrupt change. Usually when crossing a land border, the change is minimal which  is completely is the same peoples, the same culture, the same food that greets one, the border merely a political … More First Impressions