23rd Aug : Kyzl-Oi August 23rd 2014 Kyzl-Oi village is nestled alongside the Karamoron river, and in a valley between two massive mountain ranges.
At about 11am, we wandered down to the village 'square' where the Horse Festival was about to start. The first hour and a half were local singers, and dancers followed by traditional village games such as Tug-a-War , arm wrestling, and 'hit the dirty bucket with a spear whilst blindfol ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Suusamyr Valley 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