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Buzkashi

Buzkashi or: How I learned to stop worrying and love polo played with a dead goat

October 22nd 2009
Buzkashi is awesome. Horseriding is an essential part of daily life for the nomadic Kyrgyz, and they never hesitate to display their skill in competitions. The best of these is Buzkashi, a game only possible in a region as crazy and quirky as Central Asia. It is called "buzkashi" in the sport's home of Afghanistan, and in Kyrgyzstan is "ulak tartysh" or "kok buru". But buzkashi sounds cooler :) ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Kochkor

Kyrgyzstani Flag 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
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