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Office Staff Return From Kyrgyzstan Trip

Katie and Jackie from our UK office have just returned from our 15 day Bishkek to Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Overland Adventure. This mountainous country, has only really existed as an independant state since 1991, and has scenery to blow your mind-alpine lakes, fast flowing rivers, conifer forests, agricultural plains and rolling meadows. Most nights are spent bush camping in stunning locations alongside clear lakes or glacial filled rivers. Katie and Jackie really enjoyed the three nights the group spent in a yurt at Lake Song-Kol. The vast open space and big skies were incredible. There are plenty of opportunties on this trip for trekking, horse riding and discovering local culture. The group were lucky enough to watch a game of Ulak Tartysh-a form of horse polo/rugby played with a goat carcass and to see one of the country’s leading eagle hunters in action. In the name of research (!) Katie and Jackie tried as much of the local food as possible-particular favourites were ‘laghman’-noodles with mutton and a spicy sauce, ‘manti’-steamed dumplings and ‘plov’-a mixture of rice, mutton, carrots and onions. Katie and Jackie never really acquired a taste for ‘kumys’-the local brew of fermented mare’s milk! Our intrepid duo loved the feel and history of the country’s capital Bishkek and the ancient Caravanserai of Tash Rabat.

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  1. Kirstin says

    Yeah, was really tough putting up with you two!! 😉 Great trip, huge thank you to everyone at Oasis for making it possible 🙂

  2. admin says

    We’re glad you enjoyed your trip Kirstin! The rest of us at HQ are very envious!

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