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7 Silk Road Adventure 2014: trip to the Stans part 1

Silk Road Adventure 2014: trip to the Stans part 1

    Let me introduce a guy who has himself taken a trip from Poland to the Asia - as far as Kirgizia and back on his bike, taking these photos on his way and willing to post them for us all so we can see his road trip: This May, I Stojan and 3 of my friends (Kasia, Janusz and Wojciech) went from Poland (I am from Croatia) for a trip to the 'Stans'. It was a 2,5 months, 21000 km long trip. Unfortunately,
due to the bad political situation, we had to skip Ukraine. We passed: Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Serbia. Here are a few photos, but just from the 'Russian' part of the trip. Hope you'll enjoy it... I surely did! Route (clockwise)
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7 How a Yurt Is Made

How a Yurt Is Made

From a pragmatic point of view, yurt is just a folding, portable house. From a historical and emotional point of view - an area, where many generations of nomads were born and
died. The Kyrgyz treat it as something sacred. By the way, the upper part of a yurt became the state symbol which is seen on the flag of Kyrgyzstan.
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3 Photo Tour In Kyrgyzstan

Photo Tour In Kyrgyzstan

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2 My Green Service Cap

My Green Service Cap

Boundary is a verge of all native. A thin green stem. Two steps aside is a similar one, but
not yours already. Photos from a high-altitude post Irkeshtam in Kyrgyzstan.
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6 Nomad Camp In Kyrgyzstan

Nomad Camp In Kyrgyzstan

This is Kyrgyzstan, the north of the country, alpine area. It is the residence of nomadic stock-breeders and a transit area for
tourists. At least it have been so before the revolution. In the picture: nomad camp. Taken in September, 2009.
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9 Kyrgyzstan 2010

Kyrgyzstan 2010

Kyrgyzstan is a place where Russian nature is gently replaced by the Eastern, and the cultures also
interweave. Here is a photo report containing shots of different places of the republic.
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29 After Civil War in Kyrgyzstan

After Civil War in Kyrgyzstan

So, as was said before the coup was fast, the clashes went thru and stopped and now the city stays quite with the streets deserted, with new people in power. Street
scenery still though can give a clue what was going on last evening, during the protests, the violence, the looting that was all over thru the town.
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20 Civil War in Kyrgyzstan

Civil War in Kyrgyzstan

Maybe a lot of you have seen a lot of news reports about clashes in Kyrgyzstan, ex Soviet Russian republic. It was pretty bloody like 40 people dead and 200 wounded, but not
long, until the evening they report all was over, the main policeman killed and the president fled the country on a private jet with a group of supporters.
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