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Visions of Kyrgyzstan

Visions of Kyrgyzstan – Travel with me to a part of the ancient silk road, once ruled by the Turkish nomads and conquered by the Mongols.

The ‘Stan’ (Persian for place) of the ‘Kirk’ (Turkish for 40) where a yurt proudly decorates the national flag,  eagles hunt for men, Lada’s run without fuel (downhill), and throwing a dead sheep’s head (kok boru) is the national sport.

The tremendous encounter with the (semi-)nomadic culture made us hungry to travel other central-Asian ‘-stan’ regions. To date, the hunger has not been completely satisfied.