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Kidnapped Brides, EU banned airlines, Policemen who do horse impressions. Welcome to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

July 14th 2012
I’d never flown on an EU banned airline before. But Avia Air Traffic was a Kyrgyz airline that the majority of Europe would not allow in their airspace due to concerns over its safety and supposed poor maintenance. When the call to board came to board, we all trooped out to the knackered-looking jet and I took my seat next to a couple of overweight babushkas. From the inside, the plane looked ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Bishkek

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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