Tag Archives: Kyrgyzstan

Pitch up the yurt, Part1

This year I was so early in the jailoo that I had to help, pitching up the yurt (kyrgyz: Boz uy). Tweet

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Yurt, the felt house of Central Asia

Every year I go to the djailoo,the Kyrgyz alps, to stay in a yurt for a couple of days. Yurts are the felted houses of the Turkish speaking tribes from Central Asia. My yurt is always at the same family … Continue reading

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A flash back of my trip in Kyrgyzstan

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. Tweet

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From Spring to Summer but first my trip to Central Asia

Intro This year I was very early with my yearly travel in Central Asia. It was still cold in the mountains but everybody was happy to see me. Tweet

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Felt road in Kyrgyzstan

Stef Verhoeven has written a great story in the Dutch Magazine Zin edition april 2012. link Tweet

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Final part of my exciting journey in Central Asia summer 2011

Surrounded by nature is our last week in Kyrgyzstan. If you experience the nature in Kyrgyzstan you can also understand the Kyrgyz arts and crafts better. The color combinations in the traditional felt rugs called shyrdak are the color combinations … Continue reading

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Shyrdak Rugs & felt making in At Bashi, Kyrgyzstan

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Nature gives back in the beautiful mountain lake Son Kul

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My Silk Road Adventure – Hospitality in Kochkor

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Askar, our Bishkek warrior

The Bishkek days were hectic, full of appointments with a range of different people such as artisans, politicians, NGO workers and businessmen. Tweet

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