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Kyrgyzstan

Though landlocked, Kyrgyzstan boasts a wealth of natural beauty that will make you forget all about the ocean. From the astonishingly beautiful Issyk-Kul lake - not only one of the world’s oldest, but also its second-largest alpine lake - to the mighty Naryn river, carving its way through the lush Fergana Valley, and towering mountains well, pretty much everywhere, get ready for Kyrgyzstan to take your breath away.

Lovers of the great outdoors will find no shortage of ways to occupy themselves here. There is an old saying in Kyrgyzstan that horses are a person’s wings, and galloping across the open field on horseback through a verdant valley fringed by a roaring river will make anyone feel just that. Trekking allows visitors to get up-close-and-personal with the country’s varied and rare flora and fauna, while camping under the stars or staying in a traditional yurt tent is a memorable way to spend a night or two. Plus, to top it all off, the Kyrgyz people are some of the kindest, most hospitable the world has to offer, and are likely to welcome you into their homes for a cup of tea or freshly-set yogurt.

Though landlocked, Kyrgyzstan boasts a wealth of natural beauty that will make you forget all about the ocean. From the astonishingly beautiful Issyk-Kul lake - not only one of the world’s oldest, but also its second-largest alpine lake - to the mighty Naryn river, carving its way through the lush Fergana Valley, and towering mountains well, pretty much everywhere, get ready for Kyrgyzstan to take your breath away.

Lovers of the great outdoors will find no shortage of ways to occupy themselves here. There is an old saying in Kyrgyzstan that horses are a person’s wings, and galloping across the open field on horseback through a verdant valley fringed by a roaring river will make anyone feel just that. Trekking allows visitors to get up-close-and-personal with the country’s varied and rare flora and fauna, while camping under the stars or staying in a traditional yurt tent is a memorable way to spend a night or two. Plus, to top it all off, the Kyrgyz people are some of the kindest, most hospitable the world has to offer, and are likely to welcome you into their homes for a cup of tea or freshly-set yogurt.

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World Nomad Games: The Most Unusual Sporting Event of the Year

World Nomad Games: The Most Unusual Sporting Event of the Year

Author : Richard Collett
Richard Collett travels to the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan for an inspiring story of sporting greatness, cultural pride, and dead goat polo – also known as Kok Boru – in one of Asia’s most interesting competitions.
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Central Asia’s Switzerland: Paradise in Kyrgyzstan

Central Asia’s Switzerland: Paradise in Kyrgyzstan

Author : Dave Stamboulis
Dave Stamboulis travels through the wildly verdant Jyrgalan Valley and over the Sary Mogul River to discover a Kyrgyzstan that is quite different than one might expect.
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Kumis: The Kyrgyz Cure-all

Kumis: The Kyrgyz Cure-all

Author : Nargiz Koshoibekova
This detox isn't a spa. Kumis, a slightly alcoholic drink made of mare's milk, is a peculiar facet of the hills and herds of nomad culture in Kyrgyzstan that will cure what ails you.
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Road Tripping the Pamir Highway from Dushanbe to Jalal-Abad

Road Tripping the Pamir Highway from Dushanbe to Jalal-Abad

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A sign in the Ak-Baital Pass reminds you that you are 4,655 meters above sea level. The untouched landscapes of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are a driver's dream.
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Off the Beaten Slopes in Karakol

Off the Beaten Slopes in Karakol

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After landing in Kyrgyzstan, skiers might be tempted by the proximity of Bishkek, but there is much to compliment the slopes of Karakol, including a level of resort-style service that won’t be available elsewhere.
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Stan & Stare: Natural Wonders of Central Asia

Stan & Stare: Natural Wonders of Central Asia

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Hidden in the yawning expanse of Central Asia that makes up the Stans are some treasures that should be on every intrepid traveler's map. These seemingly uncharted lands are full of truly mind-blowing ancient and natural wonders.
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