Kyrgyzstan Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Kyrgyzstan
Hello and welcome to our Kyrgyzstan travel blog. You will find all our Kyrgyzstan blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Kyrgyzstan travel blog because you are considering a visit to Central Asia, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Kyrgyzstan.
We were hoping to return to Kyrgyzstan in autumn 2020 but unsurprisingly that had to go on the back-burner. We’ve got our next trip all mapped out ready and waiting for when we can travel to Central Asia again.
Our Kyrgyzstan blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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In celebration of World Smile Day, a photo essay featuring some of the smiling faces we have encountered during our travels around Asia.
Photos abandoned cars and other battered vehicles. The faded beauty of neglected vehicles from the UK to Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan to Cuba.
Photographs of Lenin statues in the former Soviet Union. These fifteen monuments to Lenin are still standing in the former USSR.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Almaty to Dushanbe: an itinerary for independent travellers to Central Asia, starting in Kazakhstan continuing overland through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Photo essay and thoughts on a new found admiration for unapologetic Soviet and communist-era architecture or the former U.S.S.R.
A directory of recommended homestays we experienced during our travels in Central Asia, covering Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
A guide for independent travellers to Lake Issyk-Kul – suggestions on what to do on and around one of Kyrgyzstan’s most beautiful attractions.
One of the most intriguing things about the nomadic tribes in Kyrgyzstan is their traditional sports: Central Asian games focus on horsemanship and power.
2016 travel review: a roundup of the countries we travelled to in 2016, 2016 travel highlights and a lot of wanderlusty photographs with links to articles.