Entertaining Bishkek

The first stationary circus in the region opened in 1877 in St. Petersburg and soon after the Russian Revolution developed from entertainment for the aristocracy to a high art form that could be compared to the opera or the famous Russian ballet. The Russian Circus gained recognition all over the … Continue readingEntertaining Bishkek

CareLess Summer Days

In Kyrgyzstan, horses are an essential part of everyday life. They are a means of transport, a source of milk and meat, hard co-workers on the fields, and good friends, too. Naturally, kids in the countryside learn to ride a horse very early in life. If you have ever seen … Continue readingCareLess Summer Days

The Hustling and Bustling of the Animal Bazaar in Karakol

Kyrgyzstan is country, that is still characterized by the agrarian culture. The majority of people in the country are dependent on agriculture or at least own a few horses, kettle or sheep. Everywhere you see the animals roam freely through the countryside, farmers working with their horses or cows, or … Continue readingThe Hustling and Bustling of the Animal Bazaar in Karakol

A Day At Jeti ÖgÜz

Jeti Öguz is one of the most popular destinations for a day trip from Karakol, a starting point for multi-day hikes or a weekend away in the mountains. Tourists, as well as locals, come to visit the area at the north slope of Teskey Ala-Too mountain range close to the … Continue readingA Day At Jeti ÖgÜz