Kyrgyzstan
Tokol’dosh

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  • Day66

    Bishkek

    July 7, 2015 in Kyrgyzstan ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Back in Bishkek we've stayed in a funny hotel, which could be rented by the hour. We've eaten more cheap local food and sent many postcards. Hoped that some will arrive... In the end we had to say good bye to Killian, who will make his way to China. Two days later we took the plane to Dehli.

  • Day97

    Lake Issyk-Kol to Bishkek

    August 18, 2018 in Kyrgyzstan ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Today we have a short drive to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The remainder of the day is free to explore the relaxed and atmospheric city. In Bishkek we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.

    In der Nacht hat es geregnet und morgens sind wir um 08:30 wieder losgefahren. Heidi hat sich noch mit einem pensionierten Viehhüter auf Russisch unterhalten. Auf der Strecke haben wir uns einen typisch muslimischen Friedhof angesehen. Die Mehrheit der Kirgisen praktiziert einen sehr liberalen muslimischen Glauben. Wir fahren Vormittags durch Ortschaften, die auch irgendwo in Sibirien sein könnten. Alles ist hier so wohltuend anders als in China. Um 12:00 haben den „Tower of Burana“* besichtigt. Ein ehemaliges Minaret aus dem 11. Jahrhundert. Rundherum gab es das „settlement of Burana“ (City of Balasagun). Es ist eine UNESCO World Heritage. Gegen 15:00h sind wir in Bishkek (800 müN) eingetroffen. Die Vororte sind sehr Sowjetisch geprägt und unser Hotel „Asia Mountain 1“ ist eine Oase der Ruhe mit Pool, Garten und eher europäischem Ambiente. Unsere notorisch Anders-Als-Andere „Caroline“ ist wieder zurück. Wichtiger ist jedoch das wir jetzt noch ein weiteres nettes australisches Pärchen in unserer ansonsten recht harmonischen Reisegruppe haben.

    Wikipedia:
    The *Burana Tower is a large minaret in the Chuy Valley in northern Kyrgyzstan. It is located about 80 km east of the country's capital Bishkek, near the town of Tokmok. The tower, along with grave markers, some earthworks and the remnants of a castle and three mausoleums, is all that remains of the ancient city of Balasagun, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century. An external staircase and steep, winding stairway inside the tower enables visitors to climb to the top. The tower was originally 45 m (148 ft) high. However, over the centuries a number of earthquakes caused significant damage to the structure. The last major earthquake in the 15th century destroyed the top half of the tower, reducing it to its current height of 25 m (82 ft).[1] In the early 1900s, Russian immigrants to the area used some of the bricks from the tower for new building projects. A renovation project was carried out in the 1970s to restore its foundation and repair the west-facing side of the tower, which was in danger of collapse. The entire site, including the mausoleums, castle foundations and grave markers, now functions as museum and there is a small building on the site containing historical information as well as artifacts found at the site and in the surrounding region. A legend connected with the tower says that a witch warned a local king that his newly-born daughter would die once she reached the age of eighteen. To protect her, he built a tall tower where he sequestered his daughter. No one entered the tower, except the daughter's servant who brought her food. The daughter grew up alone and became a beautiful young lady. One day, however, a poisonous spider was hiding in the food brought by the servant. The spider bit the girl, and she died in the tower, at the age of eighteen.

    Editiert am 05.01.2019
    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day5

    Bishkek

    July 1, 2019 in Kyrgyzstan ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    The capital of Kyrgyzstan. The first pic is a war memorial from WW2.. Next is the Opera House famous for the mix of Soviet and Kyrgyz architecture. Then the parliament building, the government executive building, the changing of the guard on the main square, and one of the many parks around the city. Bishkek is known as the greenest capital of all the former Soviet states.Read more

  • Day98

    Bishkek

    August 19, 2018 in Kyrgyzstan ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    The rest of the day is free for you to explore this relaxed and atmospheric city. In Bishkek we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities. Important note - do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. Another important note - please be aware that all itineraries in Kyrgyzstan are highly weather-dependent. The itinerary described in these notes are a statement of best intention, but we must approach each trip in Kyrgyzstan with a large degree of flexibility, as our leaders and local guides will have to 'play things by ear' according to the local conditions and weather. In low season certain routes become impossible and it may become far too cold to camp - in all cases there are fantastic and well-tried alternatives in place which means we can always run an excellent and comprehensive trip here, but please do not treat the exact details of the itinerary listed here as gospel - thanks for your understanding! Optional Activities: Begin our journey in picturesque Bishkek(Free). Freely explore the vast Osh Bazaar, Bishkek's largest market (Free). Explore Bishkek's past at the State Historical Museum on Ala-Too Square (KGS 150). Civilisation again, in the picturesque city of Bishkek (KGS 60).

    Gestern Abend sind wir in einem tollen Restaurant mit Außen-Terrasse und europäisch/russischer Speisekarte gewesen. Im Gegensatz zu China sprechen die Kellner hier gutes Englisch. Eine Außen-Terrasse hatten wir quasi seit Beginn unserer Reise nicht. Man merkt deutlich, dass wir uns in Richtung Europa bewegen. Es war auch erstmalig seit längerer Zeit, dass ich mehr gegessen habe als man das tun sollte. „Bishkek“ liegt auch wieder im Fadenkreuz des internationalen Tourismus. Gegen 15:00 sind erst auf dem „Osh Bazaar“ gewesen und sind dann die viele Kilometer lange „Chuy Avenue“ zurück in Richtung Hotel gewandert. Die Straße ist gesäumt von schattenspendenden Bäumen. Alles wirkt relaxed und irgendwie „Russisch mit leicht exotischer Note“. Interessant war der Wachwechsel in der Nähe des Parlaments. Die Soldaten wirkten sehr sowjetisch. Jetzt ist baden und relaxen am Pool angesagt.

    Wikipedia:
    Bischkek [biʃˈkʲek] (kirgisisch/russisch Бишкек, ehemals Frunse) ist die Hauptstadt und zugleich der politische, wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Mittelpunkt Kirgisistans. Die Stadt ist aus einer Karawanenstation an der Seidenstraße hervorgegangen und erlebte seit ihrem Bestehen mehrere Umbenennungen. So wurde die russische Festung Pischpek (Пишпек) 1878 zuerst namensgebend, von 1926 bis 1991 hieß die Stadt nach Michail Wassiljewitsch Frunse. Im Jahr 2015 hatte sie ca. 937.400 Einwohner


    Editiert am 05.01.2019
    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day31

    Vagabondage à Bishkek

    September 4, 2019 in Kyrgyzstan ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Bishkekos !
    Les images parlent d'elles-mêmes.

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