International, Kyrgyzstan, Slice of Life

Faces of Kyrgyzstan

The people of this Central Asian paradise nurture their traditions and keep the culture alive and vibrant with their unadulterated bond to their land. Meet Ruslan and his eagle Karabarchin, who make an adorable yet powerful team of eagle hunters. Have it, flaunt it - Akylbek flaunts Karakoz from atop a horse, who in turn… Continue reading Faces of Kyrgyzstan

Asia, International, Kyrgyzstan, Slice of Life

Postcards from Kyrgyzstan

The elements of earth, wind, water combine here with joy, kindness, and freedom. This land brought into my life the kind of happiness I had forgotten for a long time. Here are some snapshots to capture the essence of this place. A bend in the road with yaks dotting the slopes - this country epitomises… Continue reading Postcards from Kyrgyzstan

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The Munushkors of Issyk-Köl

Standing on a semi-dusty lane, outside the gates, in a circle, we listen to Ruslan as he invites us to his country, his home, and how happy he is to have us here.  This is one theme you always come across in Kyrgyzstan – the love for the country first and everything else follows smoothly. … Continue reading The Munushkors of Issyk-Köl