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Tinchtekbek's grandchildren, Song Kul  
   

Tinchtekbek's grandchildren, Song Kul

Yurt dwellers on the shores of a 3000m alpine lake

August 8th 2010
The public minivan exploded with excited questions in broken Russian when they realised there was a foreigner onboard. "What's it like in England?" "How is life in England?" "Can people live normally there?" "Can you actually live there?" "Here you just can't live, there just isn't enough money..." "Is that vodka?" asked the man next to me, pointing at my water bottle. "Just wate ... read more
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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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