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A new country in Central Asia

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It is apparently called Tatarwerristan or something like that.
13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 1 Msg: #67811  
I got an email from a friend in Kyrgyzstan about it. Does anyone have a news blog about it? Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 2 Msg: #67812  
This blog cant be about it can it? Possible, since there is only one blog about the place, so it may be a new country.

Badger Stew and Pepski: A Toast to the World's Newest Nation

Maybe new countries in C. Asia happen so often that the media are not reporting it any more. At least we have bloggers over there to bring us the news.
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13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 3 Msg: #67813  
Ben Jones, if you are reading this, would you mind posting here if your blog is about the new country my friend is referring to.
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13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 4 Msg: #67814  
B Posts: 11.5K
The new territory is Tatarwalistan, or more properly The Kingdom of Tatarwalistan.

We've processed the request for the location database. Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 5 Msg: #67815  
Jo, you and Ali are quick! 😊

I got a private message from Ben. He says Ali emailed him earlier asking him to be a moderator on the Asia forum. He says he cant really come and chat on this thread, because the electricity is temperamental where he is.
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13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 6 Msg: #67819  
If there are any citizens of the new country reading, would you tell us how you feel about your new independence and what you are doing to celebrate?

Have you seen many tourists in your new country yet?

Anyone know when exactly The Kingdom of Tatarwalistan became an independent country? Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 7 Msg: #67835  
B Posts: 5,195
We'll update the travelblog locations database once we get hold of the maps and flags for Tatarwalistan - nothing from the CIA so far - there was something on the UK FCO website last week.

Hope Ben can get some more details from on the ground. Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 8 Msg: #67840  
Hello tourist
I am tour guide of Kingdom of TataWallistan .



Borat of Kingdom of TataWallistan
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13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 9 Msg: #67841  
Hello Mrs Jo and Mr Ali. Thank you for your good work with making a place for me to expose my business. U visit my website now. Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 10 Msg: #67843  
I have very very friendly face u can trust. Electricty very very bad so I not able to show you yet. I hope I will be able to show my friendly honest face soon in photo on your site. Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 11 Msg: #67844  
Yes nice work mrs Mel. Sorry I forget you in thank you. Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 12 Msg: #67846  
Welcome to TravelBlog Borat and good luck with your business. 😊

However, the purpose of the TravelBlog forums in not to promote tour services, so please post no more links on the forums. It is however exciting that you are probably the very first tour guide of the Kingdom of TataWallistan .

We would love to hear about how you and your family are celebrating. Have you seen any tourists in your new country yet? Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 13 Msg: #67887  
I'd love to get my hands on some of the delectable Badger Stew! It sounds awesome!

I wonder if Anthony Bourdain is going to travel here soon to talk about the cuisine?? Reply to this

13 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 14 Msg: #67897  
I read Ben's blog with envy this morning. Here in Ukraine the story of Tatarwalistan has gained more coverage in the newspapers than it has in the Western press - I suppose it's more relevant to people in the former Soviet Union, who understand the differences between the Central Asian countries and who are more interested in their politics. It's being called "the Blue Revolution" because of the colour of the spires in Wali mosques, after Ukraine's Orange Revolution and Georgia's Rose Revolution. From what I hear, Moscow is livid that yet another of its former territories has gained independence.

I bet it won't be long before more tourists arrive. I know from my own experiences of travelling in that part of the world that it is incredibly cheap, Bukhara and Khiva are nearby, and the hospitality sounds fantastic. Perhaps Ben is an unknowing pioneer for community-based tourism in the area? Having the story on TravelBlog is certainly excellent publicity!

J.
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