Trekking around Karakol August 14th 2007 When the Russians had Kyrgyzstan as part of the USSR, they made a lot of use out of this lake called Izzyk Kul. It means 'hot lake,' but it would be more accurate to call it, 'really, really big hot lake.' It is the second largest alpine lake in the world (second to Lake Titikaka). So back in the day, the Soviets vacationed here and tested their submarine missles.
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Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Karakol 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
Welcome to our blog.... we moved out of our house in the spring. We spent three months living in the car, traveling around the western US. Next, we downsized a little further into our backpacks to spend the next five months traveling around Central and Southeast Asia. We spent time in Kyrgyzstan, China (Xinjiang), and Pakistan... and then Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Cambodia.
Lots of rock climbing and trekking, with a little beach time and Wat visits to keep things relaxing and educational. We hope you enjoy and look forward to reading your comments!
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