Our driver was 10 minutes early, which was a pleasant surprise as usually our drivers are 10 minutes late. He was a young guy, as well groomed as his car, which we figured by the tortuously slow speed we headed off down the gravel roads, was his pride and joy. We tried to relax and … More Back to the city – Bishkek
The driver who brought us to Kazarman swung by before dinner and we did a deal with him to take us to Song-Kul Lake the next morning. Our routine in the Pamirs had been to breakfast at 7:30 and leave at 8, so that has become our default but he suggested 7, which was fine … More Yurt living at Song-Kul Lake
When we weren’t eating dinner and talking to the 3 other guests, we spent the evening in Arslanbob doing some planning, as we hadn’t got anything more than a very rough idea of how we are going to get to Bishkek from Arslanbob and we couldn’t put off any longer getting a plan. The guidebook … More In the middle of nowhere – Kazarman
It’s ambitious to not long have changed country and then attempt to take 3 buses (4 if you count the marshrutka we took to the bus station) to get to somewhere in the country, but with a few words of Kyrgyz and Russian (Emma) and the village we were heading to being a common part … More Walnut trees and waterfalls – Arslanbob
As much as anything Osh is a functional stop to give us chance to regather before we head off on the next leg – we need a couple of consecutive hot showers to steam the dust off, good internet so we can get some of the videos uploaded, to do the laundry that has been … More Osh – civilisation!
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