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Lake Sary Chelek  
   

Lake Sary Chelek

Sary Chelek, named Yellow Basket for the way the afternoon sun hits the mountains walls, is one of the most pristine clear water lakes in Central Asia
In the Shadows of the Tian Shan: A trek through western Kyrgyzstan

October 16th 2007
The original idea for this trip came from my friend and co-worker Amy McGoldrick. She is the director of ACCELS, an NGO that along with administering the FLEX Program, (which I have taught for the past two summers) which takes Turkmenistan high school students and places them in American High Schools, but it also oversees the work of the American Corners throughout the country. I had planned on ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Karakol

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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