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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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This is long overdue and one of about 1,000 articles that I started and never finished. On my ongoing writing about my base in early 2016, Bishkek, it’s time to explore the pubs and bars of this city. Having been …

Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: My Top 20 Sights in Bishkek

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“The world is closing in. Did you ever think that we could be so close, like brothers? The future’s in the air. I can feel it everywhere.” – Scorpions I cry writing this, but you knew that. It’s damn emotional. …

How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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It’s a funny world and I’m surprising myself with this article as I was convinced I would never ever visit India, nor want to. Before, I backpacked through Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China and Myanmar which either border India or have some …

Thirsty Thursdays: Bishkek's First Ever Pub Crawl, Kyrgyzstan

Thirsty Thursdays: Bishkek’s First Ever Pub Crawl, Kyrgyzstan

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“Walking through this changing season, sorrow spreads its wings. We can’t keep a hold on time, just receive what it will bring” – Tim Wheeler. We have travel milestones, we have things we tick off, countries we ridiculously count, zeniths, …

Friday's Featured Food: Beshbarmak (Horse Meat Noodles) and Bozo in Jalalabad Restaurant, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Friday’s Featured Food: Beshbarmak (Horse Meat Noodles) and Bozo in Jalalabad Restaurant, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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The time finally came to “horse something down me” and yes it was January 2016 when I finally ate some horse. Ye-ha! Through the whackpacking years I had tried camel meat stew in Iran, dog meat soup in South Korea, …

Thirsty Thursdays: Top Five WiFi Cafes For Digital Nomads in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Thirsty Thursdays: Top Five Wi-Fi Cafes For Digital Nomads in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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I don’t normally write articles like this and I also rarely class myself as a “digital nomad”, the reason being the term is an oxymoron to itself. At best, the term is an excuse for people who were apparently “fed …

Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: How to Get From Bishkek to Manas International Airport

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“It’s decision time again; our love will stretch a little bit” – Everything But The Girl. Possibly the most important thing you can do when backpacking in Kyrgyzstan is to stay at Apple Hostel in Bishkek. Things run extremely smoothly …

Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: Touring Burana Tower and the Lost City of Balasagun with I’m Nomad

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On my return to magnetic Kyrgyzstan, I set about checking out some more sights in the country now that the visa applications were over for a while and next on my list was Burana Tower. I teamed up with local …

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