Category Archives: Kyrgyzstan

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, […]

Bishkek’s 10th Microdistrict: Nostalgia From the First Place I Visited in Central Asia

Bishkek microdistrict 10 photo 1

Disclaimer: This post actually references the 10th microdistrict as that is where my adventures always start when I head out to the area in Bishkek.  Photos are from there, parks around it, the 11th, 12th, and 5th microdistricts, as well.  All are within walking distance and are unique in their own rights.   I’ll never forget […]

They are Building a Road to the Mountains in Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan

balykchy, kyrgyzstan on issyk-kul lenin on a building

“They are building a road to the mountains here,” the cordial local from Balykchy said optimistically to the three of us.  We were standing in front of a statue of two snow leopards and Sayakbay Karalayev.  I gazed away fixated on the street art on the side of the building across the street as the […]

Best Bishkek Hotels and Hostels for All Budgets and Travelers

Where to stay in Bishkek- Best Bishkek hotels and hostels for all budgets and travelers

If you’re heading out to Central Asia, one thing you will want to make sure you have in order ahead of time or when you’re on the road with good wifi is proper and good accommodation. This Bishkek hotels guide will give you our top picks of hostels in Bishkek for the budget travelers and […]

Konorchek Canyon: The Perfect Stop Between Bishkek and Issyk-Kul

Konorchek Canyon Kyrgyzstan Hiking in Summer-22

Kyrgyzstan is full of natural wonders and remarkable places to visit. Konorchek Canyon, also known as Red Bridge Canyon(s), is the ideal place to make a pit-stop in between Bishkek and Issyk-Kul and catch some fresh air.  This is a quick guide to how to get to Konorchek Canyon in the Boom Gorge, what to […]

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 […]