Travel: Kyrgyzstan at it's finest

in ocd-resteem •  3 months ago  (edited)

I showed you Ala Kol for a bit in latest movie @dtube. It was so sensational that I can't stop writing about it. In this post how ever, I want to show you more of our trip in Kyrgyzstan hoping you understand how beautiful it is.

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Ala Kol

Climbing the mountain showed us how nature changes when you reach a certain highed. This might be normal for you, but living in a country flatter than a piece of paper, these steep mountains learned us that nature has different faces and all sorts of views. Down here I'll show you a bit of what we saw along the way.

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Animal market

My wife and I didn't know where to go next till our guesthouse host said there's a animal market in town that day. I cant say that I've ever seen a market quite like this. Animals are very important for the Kyrgys people because they use them for so many things. Everybody is able to ride a horse, that is because they start horseback riding before they can even walk. These are some photo's of the animal market in Karakol where they sell horses, sheep, goats, cow's and accessories
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Southshore of Issyk Kul Lake

After we left the animal market we planned to ride west following the southshore of Issyk Kul lake. On route we discovered a few touristic spot where you have to stop.

First stop:
7 hills isn't maybe not that interesting but it was gorgeous for just being there. No need to pay and no need to drive hundreds of miles extra for it, it is just there and my camera loved it.

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Second stop:
The waterfall of Barskoon is a spot where you have to stop the car and take 15 minute hike to reach the waterfall. It is about 15 meters high and it was nice to freshing up a bit. We stayed there for a while and moved on to our next stop.


Third stop:
Fairytale canyon Skazska was maybe the best stop that day. You have to pay an entrance fee of a blistering 1 euro per person to see all this. My wife told me this canyon has a story. "They say", there's was this dragon who loved a woman so much he did everything to mary her. She declined and he cursed the cities in that valley. They say the water of lake Issyk Kul are the tears of the dragon and the dragon is still visible in the fairytale canyon and turned into stone. What do you think? Can you see the dragon?



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Really nice photos and story!! The lake is so bright, almost looks like the rockies!. The dragon story is cute, I think the rocks look like a dragon. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Almost like the rockies yes! It was really blue and I guess this hike made it even more special. How's life in Canada?

Well, Edmonton has had less than 20 days of 25 degrees or over, the rest just rain, leaves are turning yellow and falling off the trees already, a little early for my taste, looks like summer skips right over us this year!! haha. Things are good tho, between the rainy days we get to explore around the city more since camping in the rain sucks!

How was your summer, besides hiking around in cool mountains?

Sounds OK I think... Our summer was bloody hot. We had several days far over 30 degrees Celsius. But we had our amount of rain as well. Summer for me is traveling and relax after that. Friends and family including a beer or two. Unfortunately working life took over this week.. Bummer..

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Haha, well,we all have to adult at some point, be my turn soon too. All this traveling cost $$! Sounds like you had a nice summer too then! Awesome.

As much as I want to be disappointed at all the cold and rain, we have had like 5 yrs + of unusually hot dry summers. Kinda feels nice not to feel like I'm living on the edge of Mordor and about to get torched in a wildfire or my face burst into flames for looking outside! The ground needs the rain, now everything is over-saturated and squishy :p

Kyrgyzstan is a gem. I went to the same animal market last year when I was there.

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Isn't great! Photos sometimes have troubles to picture the atmosphere there actually was.

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Kyrgyzstan and Issyk-Kul lake are really amazing beauty places

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