Kyrgyzstan

Kumis: The Kyrgyz Cure-all

Nargiz Koshoibekova | June 22, 2018

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.

Off the Beaten Slopes in Karakol

Travelogues | June 14, 2016

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.

Stan & Stare: Natural Wonders of Central Asia

Remote Lands | December 16, 2014

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.

In the Shadow of the Seven Bulls: Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Jay Tindall | September 11, 2014

Karakol is unlike any other part of Kyrgyzstan. Its scenery, its diversity of people, its attractions, and even its cuisine are all unique and have a wonderfully authentic feel. And after my kitschy Issyk Kul lake experience, unique and authentic were two traits I was craving.