Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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 based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from December 2015 – April 2016, I often frequented the bars Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: My Top 20 Sights in Bishkek

“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. Bishkek is a magnetic city. As my travel repertoire gained new momentum by reaching Central Read more about Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: My Top 20 Sights in Bishkek[…]

How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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 history/overlap with Indian culture in some way. Possibly due to my love for China, which was Read more about How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

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

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

“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, low points and it all tides along into one lifelong journey, some eejits like me Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Bishkek’s First Ever Pub Crawl, Kyrgyzstan[…]

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

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, cow steak, kangarooney curry and wallaby bolognaise in Australia, guinea pig in Peru and a Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Beshbarmak (Horse Meat Noodles) and Bozo in Jalalabad Restaurant, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

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

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 up with their jobs” so they ran away to find a “better life”. I smell Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top Five Wi-Fi Cafes For Digital Nomads in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

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

“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 from here. Not only is it the best hostel in the city (and probably the Read more about Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: How to Get From Bishkek to Manas International Airport[…]

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

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 company I’m Nomad, thanks to my friends at Silk Road Explore for getting me in Read more about Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: Touring Burana Tower and the Lost City of Balasagun with I’m Nomad[…]

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