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Gearing Up for Hiking the Mountains of Kyrgyzstan

Do you have what it takes to go trekking in Kyrgyzstan? The rewards you get in terms of scenery, solitude, and physical strength building are huge, but hiking there takes some preparation and attitude adjustment. If you search online for information
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Travel Prices in Kyrgyzstan

Back in 2013 I published a guest post from Kyrgyzstan resident Stephen Lioy and he ran down the prices in this mountainous central Asian country. Most of that is still accurate and his descriptions are more authoritative than mine, so you
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Monuments and Manty in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

I’ve been to a lot of capital cities around the world in my decades of travel, but none of them have been anything like Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. A lot of the elements you expect to find in a big city just aren’t
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Travel Prices in Kyrgyzstan

I’ve traveled to a lot of countries, but there are a few that don’t make the cut for The World’s Cheapest Destinations book because most people can’t even find them on a map, much less figure out why they’d want to