Hospitality on our first day in Kyrgyzstan
Stewing fruit for the winter season
The outside kitchen
Abdulrahim, donning the Kalpak (Kyrgyz hat)
Mealtime with Abdulrahim & his big extended family
Preparing to go and work the fields
Crazy storm
Reaching Gulcho at sunset
Ben and Sylvie, whom we cycled with (Osh to China)
The roadworks begin!
Camping in Timur’s garden for a few days
Eric and Timur
Timur’s mum milking their goats
Off to the summer pastures with Timur
Climbing up to 3000 metres
Summer yurt
Timur’s brother and family
Bowls of kummuz - fermented mare’s milk
Another yurt family
Typical village on road to Irkeshtam, China border
Taldyk Pass at 3615 metres
Exhilerated as I reach the top of the pass
Reaching Sary Tash, the Pamirs aglow
The snowy mountains of Tajikistan follwed us
A gorgeous road towards the border...
...with some rocky sections...
Acclimatised and happy!
July 2009
Back into the mountains we love so well!
In Kyrgyzstan, we made trips to high altitude summer pastures and drank way too much fermented mare’s milk.
The long and rocky track from Osh to the border of China was stunning, and the snowy peaks that surrounded us spurred us ever onward.
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