Workers in downtown Bishkek
Cool shashlik restaurant
Low level flying through town
We have spent a lot of time in these underground shopping malls in the subways used to cross the street. You can get everything from snacks to stationery down here. And there is usually a toilet too!
These stairwells in the apartment buildings that we call 'Communist Blocs' are the same everywhere you go. This could be in Moscow, St Petersburg, Ulaan Bator or Bishkek. They are not pretty, but functional.
The Kyrgyzs are famous horsemen, but not like this!
Our Roast Chicken dinner in Bishkek. It is great to cook for ourselves!
Ol' Lenin has been replaced by Ergindik (Peace)
It was only meant to be a 15 minute journey but this old bus managed to break down twice!
Sure he looks cute enough now, but after he has screamed his head off for an entire crowded bus journey we were ready to feed him to the snow leopards.
This old boy chatted to Nicky for a good half hour before realising she didn't understand him.
Another scenic breakdown
Salam my worthy friend
The Burana tower. A reconstructed remnant of what was once a thriving city of thousands on the Silk Road.
These Balbals were moved from where they were found in the mountains marking burial sites or celebrating good hunting. They look a bit like Maori tikis.
There are beautiful mountains all around in Kyrgyzstan.
Cemetery on the North shore of Lake Issyk Kul.
Gobble, gobble, gobble! Turkeys on the lake shore.
Issyk Kul is the second biggest alpine lake after Titicaca in the Andes. And it looks a lot like it.
I find this position is the best for relieving a build up of gas. Why you would want to take a photo of it and put it on the internet to be used against you, I don't know.
Sunrise over Issyk Kul
I don't DO mornings!
I DO do breakfast.
Cute kids like tourists.
Hitching to Cholpon Ata
Ancient Petroglyphs on the rocks of a glacial deposit.
Karakol's weekly animal market.
Man with hat
Somebody told them there was a Kiwi at the market!
Spying a bargain
The Chinese Mosque in Karakol
The wooden Russian church in Karakol
Lenin, now on a back street