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Kyrgyz food guide: what to eat in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz food guide: what to eat in Kyrgyzstan

Let me be honest, for many Kyrgyz food is not love at first bite. Many travellers struggle with the bland and greasy food in Kyrgyzstan. In the average roadside restaurants choices are limited and simple. Dishes are often characterized by chunks of mutton that have 

Backpacking Kyrgyzstan: everything about travel in Kyrgyzstan

Backpacking Kyrgyzstan: everything about travel in Kyrgyzstan

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Kyrgyzstan. It includes all the practical things you need to know about travel in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is an incredible tourist destination and often dubbed the Switzerland of central Asia. Its mountains are indeed equally impressive. Only its 

16 top places to visit in Kyrgyzstan

16 top places to visit in Kyrgyzstan

Are you thinking of travel in Kyrgyzstan and are you wondering what to see in this beautiful country? You are in the right place. In this post I will share the best places to visit in Kyrgyzstan to help you plan your itinerary. Kyrgyzstan is 

Kyrgyzstan itinerary: what to see in 2 to 3 weeks

Kyrgyzstan itinerary: what to see in 2 to 3 weeks

Kyrgyzstan is called the Switzerland of Asia and is one of the best destinations for outdoor lovers. With more than 80 mountain ranges, glittering high altitude lakes and superb hiking trails there are plenty of opportunities to plan a Kyrgyzstan itinerary full of exciting activities 

How to travel from Bishkek to Karakol in Kyrgyzstan

How to travel from Bishkek to Karakol in Kyrgyzstan

Getting from Bishkek to Karakol can be very straightforward. From Bishkek there are frequent minivans throughout the day that leave for the 7 hour journey. Then why am I writing a post about how to travel from Bishkek to Karakol ? Just like the journey 

Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan: a travel guide

Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan: a travel guide

Ala Archa National Park is one of the best daytrips from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. It is only 40 kilometers south of the capital and therefore a very popular escape from city life for both locals and tourists that are looking for some fresh air and nature. 

18 Top things to do in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

18 Top things to do in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

Bustling bazaars, green parks and Soviet architecture is what characterizes the capital of Kyrgyzstan. They are among the top things to do in Bishkek. A city that is quickly changing from a Russian outpost to a dynamic capital city with a Kyrgyz identity. Kyrgyzstan has 

How to get from Bishkek to Osh in Kyrgyzstan

How to get from Bishkek to Osh in Kyrgyzstan

It’s 670 kilometers from Bishkek to Osh and it takes something between 10 to 14 hours to get from Kyrgyzstan’s capital to the country’s second largest city in the south.  The long journey is too long for some. Flying from Bishkek to Osh is the