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Friendly boy at Dordoy Bazaar - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan  
   

Friendly boy at Dordoy Bazaar - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The End of the Road

June 14th 2013
My dream of travelling by road from Dushanbe in Tajikistan to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan looked increasingly unlikely. Protestors in Jalal-abad in Kyrgyzstan had blocked the highway linking Osh to Bishkek, and the government threatened to declare a state of emergency in the area so my passage was problematic. After advice from my guide, Saidali, and my hotel host in Bishkek, I reluctantly made the deci ... 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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7th August 2013

Great smile
Shane, this is one of the very best of all your truly excellent portrait photos from this trip.

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