Kyrgyzstan

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  • Ballet and Rigoletto Opera in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    Ballet on Saturday, December 7, 2013 and the Rigoletto Opera on Sunday was our entertainment during the past week-end in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, this time we were just next door to the Kyrgyz Opera and Ballet Theat...
  • Ritual of Circumcision - Kyrgyzstan

    Traditionally nomadic people, the Kyrgyz, have many legends, myths, songs, stories and customs. One of the most important Muslim traditions is “Sunnot toi”, the circumcision ritual. Boys between 3 and 5 years of age have to go through it. "It is c...
  • Burana Tower and Cemetery of Balbals

    This September morning began early as the night before I was determined to get up and go to see the Burana Tower. Knowing I have to leave the next day at 3am my concern was to get back in time for some sleep . After a good breakfast in the hotel I al...
  • Bishkek, Old Communist Sites

    Kyrgyzstan was part of the USSR, and under Soviet power from 1919 to 1991. In my walks through Bishkek I saw many buildings that reminded me of the land and times I grew up in, more so even than those lands do today. It seems like time did not ch...
  • Tree of Wishes and Happiness- Kyrgyzstan

    Walking along one of the trails in the Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan I came along some pine trees that had all kinds of ribbons tied to their lower branches. I had no idea what this was for so I took pictures hoping for an answer later. I...
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