Bucket List 196: Kyrgyzstan!

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Country 14/196: Kyrgyzstan. A nation that divides my own opinion. On the one hand there is the rugged and quite stunning Mars-like landscape, filled with deep canyons and crimson gorges with viridescent rivers running through the middle. Good. On the other hand, the Kyrgyz police are the most corrupt I have ever come across and are not ashamed to use the most severe scare-tactics to gain a fast dollar, including the brandishing of handguns. Bad. I am still too resentful to recommend this destination, ask me again in a few years.

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The Silk Road Olympics

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Kyrgyzstanding our Ground

September 1st, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I visited two polarising cities at each end of the Kazakh steppe. This week, we enter our second ‘Stan’, and begin the journey South towards the highest, and toughest, part of the expedition: crossing the Pamir Mountains. Day 36 - Almaty, Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Our time in Kazakhstan was almost…

 

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Country: 14/196     Visited: Summer ’17

 

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