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A guide to Kyrgyz nomad games

Even though the Kyrgyz people became sedentary or semi-nomad during the 20th century, they have kept a large part of their traditions and nomadic heritage, including several games...
Apr 08 2020

One day trips from Bishkek

The capital of Kyrgyzstan is a small, human-sized city marked with the snowy Ala-Too Mountains in the background. It’s very easy to go to the mountains from Bishkek for a picnic or...
Apr 08 2020

A guide to the Kalpak, the Kyrgyz traditional hat

The Kalpak is more than just a hat in Kyrgyzstan. Deeply rooted in local culture, this traditional hat is very symbolic...
Apr 08 2020

The customs and traditions related to birth in Kyrgyzstan

Modern Kyrgyz are still very attached to their traditions, most of which regulate the important events of family life....
Apr 06 2020

What should women pack for a trek in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan is the land of mountains ideal for multiday treks. But how should you pack for your adventure? Going to...
Apr 06 2020

Suimenkul Chokmorov, a talented and world-famous Kyrgyz actor

Suimenkul Chokmorov is one of the most well-known Kyrgyz figures, along with the writer Chyngyz Aitmatov. Lover of the...
Apr 06 2020

Central Asian Recipe: Gulchatai

Tasting local cuisine is a great way to get to know the culture when traveling. In Kyrgyzstan, local cuisine is mostly based on meat, usually mutton or beef, with potatoes, rice or...
Apr 02 2020

Exciting activities to do in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is surely one of the best destinations in the world. More than 90 percent of its territory is covered by high...
Apr 02 2020

Kyrgyzstan chooses solidarity to face the shortage of masks

Kyrgyz people are known among travelers as being extremely welcoming and always ready to help if needed. And it seems...
Apr 01 2020

Discovering Issyk Kul: what to do around the lake

Issyk Kul Lake is a must see during a trip in Kyrgyzstan. Second largest mountain lake in the world, it occupies an...
Mar 19 2020

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