Kyrgyzstan - the nomads' land August 20th 2007 After some relaxing days in Osh with its nice and big market and its lively and pleasant atmosphere (at least in daytime), I headed off alone towards Kyrgyzstan's north, out of the Ferghana valley, which is mostly populated by Uzbeks (thanks to Stalin it's part of Kyrgyzstan though) to the Kyrgyz heartland.
Once in Bishkek, I had to solve some money-transfer problems which forced me to stay longer ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Bishkek A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nation-wide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the oust... ... read more
After having finished my theoretical studies in France (just the master thesis still has to be written), I am travelling overland to China, my second time already, this time I'm following the Northern Silk Road. I intend to pass the following countries:
Germany - Austria - Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia - Macedonia - Greece - Turkey (maybe a short stay in Georgia) - Iran (I really look forward to see this country)- Turkmenistan (in honor to Turkmenbashi ;-) - Uzbekistan - Tajikistan - Kyrgystan - China (Xinjiang and Tibet, then to Shanghai)
My timetable is quite flexible, but I think that... full info