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an old tomb in the Kyrgyz cemetery of Kyzyl Oi  
   

an old tomb in the Kyrgyz cemetery of Kyzyl Oi

in one of the only villages that existed before the Soviets made the nomads settle down
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

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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