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Kyrgyzstan is a country with a unique landscape. It is composed of 94% mountains while the rest of it can sometimes resemble the steppe or even Mars.

When you journey outside of the major city of Bishkek, the countryside hits you almost immediately as its villages are spread out and tucked into little pockets here and there. These are some of the photos I took, both with an iPhone and with a normal camera, while on a marshrutka ride out towards Lake Issyk-Kul.

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12 Responses to Somewhere in Kyrgyzstan

  1. William December 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    It’s nice to see pictures of a country I hadn’t even heard of until I found your site….

    • Brooke December 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

      Ha! Great country 🙂

  2. The World of Deej December 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    Nice pics…there’s something awesome about being in the middle of no where…I wonder how those cars were abandoned there…

    • Brooke December 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

      Thanks for checking out the post. And, the cars… you’ll see in a post down the road. 🙂

  3. Sophie December 27, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    Love the feeling of desolation and beauty these photos convey. The Central Asian republics are high on my list – perhaps even in 2012… Thanks for sharing.

    • Brooke December 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

      I know what you mean. I’m truly drawn to desolate places, for some strange reason or another. Hope you can make it out there!

  4. sheril December 27, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Nice landscape ..Is it safe for women to travel in this country ??

    • Brooke December 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

      Safe enough 🙂 I’ve been there twice now as a solo female. I have felt uncomfortable at times, but not threatened.

  5. Jade - OurOyster.com December 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I love the photos! I really want to visit central Asia

  6. Tijmen December 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    I did hear of Kyrgyzstan before, but I have to admit I had to look it up on the map to see where it exactly was 😛 Never really thought of travelling there, but maybe I should put it on the list. The landscapes look great!.

  7. Elvira August 22, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    Awesome pics!!! Where in Issyk Kul is this place? Looks like Ak Sai

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