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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

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

Portrait: Chyngyz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstan’s well known writer

Chyngyz Aitmatov is for sure Kyrgyzstan’s most well-known writer. His eloquent writing has been translated in more than...
Mar 19 2020

The yurt, symbol of Kyrgyzstan

The yurt is probably one of Kyrgyzstan’s most known symbols, a little like cheese and wine for France. For travelers, sleeping under a yurt is a unique experience, but for the...
Mar 13 2020

The tradition of homemade jams in Kyrgyzstan

We doubt you’ll ever see a Kyrgyz table without jam. It might be surprising, but homemade jams are always on the table...
Mar 13 2020

Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan: Celebrating New Year’s once again

It’s one of the most important holidays in Kyrgyzstan. Nowruz, which translates literally as the “new day” is celebrated...
Mar 12 2020

Kurmanjan Datka, the feminist Queen of the Kyrgyz

Kurmanjan Datka is one of the rare women heroes of Central Asia. Queen of the Alay region in the 19th century, she is...
Feb 21 2020

Traveling to the sound of Komuz, the Kyrgyz traditional instrument

The Kyrgyz have inherited from their nomadic ancestors an important musical tradition. Their music will add magic to...
Feb 21 2020

The top 6 dishes to try while traveling in Kyrgyzstan

The world is starting to hear about Kyrgyzstan for its breathtaking landscapes, its endless mountains and its people’s...
Feb 21 2020
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