Category Archives: Kyrgyzstan

Starry Song Kul Nights Trail in Kyrgyzstan: From Kyzart to Kilemche

From Kyzart through Kilemche: Starry Song Kul Nights Trail in Kyrgyzstan

I have all the components that would make up a terrible trekker.  I am afraid of heights.  I am claustrophobic, which comes into play when trying to stuff me into a tent to sleep.  And all animals distract me, which can be a horrible problem when trekking during spring, and all the baby animals are […]

Issyk-Ata: A Soviet Sanatorium in Kyrgyzstan

Issyk-ata Soviet Sanatorium in Kyrgyzstan

My first experience with a Soviet sanatorium was back in Sukhum, Abkhazia in 2013.  I had booked a place on Couchsurfing to stay that ran me $1 (free accommodation was illegal at the time in Abkhazia so the hosts were mandated to charge something) and upon my arrival in the city, I was unable to […]

Hellish Travels to and from Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Sulaiman Too in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Completely fascinated by the fact that this Central Asian city was represented by merely two letters of the Cyrillic alphabet (Ош), I had planned on traveling there back in early 2014 when I was first exploring this region.   Yes, the two-letter spelling of this city is what first ignited my interest in the place. […]

From Bishkek to Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan

Everything I read online indicated that a day trip to Ala Archa National Park, a nature refuge about twenty minutes outside of Bishkek, would be a piece of cake.   My Kyrgyz friend, Jyl, even did an abundance of the research for me (since most of it is in Russian).  A lot of the research out […]

Ideal One Day in Bishkek Itinerary for Your First Kyrgyzstan Trip

Ideal One Day in Bishkek Itinerary for Your First Kyrgyzstan Trip

One day in Bishkek is definitely not enough but many people kind of overlook the city or use it merely as a base their first trip to Kyrgyzstan.  This Bishkek itinerary will give you our ideal plan for how to visit the city if you have only one day in the Kyrgyz capital.  One Day […]

What to Know Before Horse Riding in Kyrgyzstan (Tips + My Experience)

What to Know Before Horse Riding in Kyrgyzstan (Tips + My Experience)

I recently went horse riding in Kyrgyzstan and I was not sure what to expect for my journey into the Kyrgyz mountains. This is a guide about my Kyrgyzstan horse trekking experience as well as what to expect before you go, what to bring, and more! What to Know Before Horse Riding in Kyrgyzstan Recently, […]