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Lonely farmstead in the mountains near Kyzyl Oi  
   

Lonely farmstead in the mountains near Kyzyl Oi

Hitch hiking Kyrgyzstan's back roads

July 31st 2010
What had for the week I had stayed with herders in the mountains been only a small, distant stain on the vast green floor of the Suusamyr Basin gradually grew into the concrete and mud-brick Suusamyr village as the ride I had hitched bounced slowly towards it over a road that would have blown away in a strong wind. "If you want," he told me as we crawled down the settlement's gravelly main ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan

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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