Posts of our blog by tag "Kyrgyz cuisine"

October 25, 2016

5 things you must do in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of those countries that not many hear about on a daily basis, and most of us know about it from history books or from Kyrgyz friends, and this my friend, is a true pity. This country had lot to offer and visiting it is a pure haven, so you will have surely more ...
October 27, 2015

A People Group You Never Knew You Could Meet When Visiting Kyrgyzstan

You may not be aware of this as you plan your trip to Kyrgyzstan, but there is a unique people group that resides within the country that can really only be found in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. They are a group of Chinese Muslims called the Dungan people. The total po ...
September 17, 2015

Are Kumis Treatment Resorts on Your Radar?

In Central Asia, particularly in the country of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, there is one beverage that is considered so beneficial that there are resorts where you can spend weeks at a time cleansing your body by drinking it.  The drink is called kumis and in Central Asia, might a ...
April 29, 2015

3 Hands-On Educational Vacations in Kyrgyzstan

Unfortunately, classrooms trained us young that learning was not always fun. This is not surprising when you are sitting in a small room stuffed with 30 other kids and a monotonous teacher that would obviously rather be out golfing. However, learning how to do exciting things and ...
April 23, 2015

GOING TO RESTAURANTS IN KYRGYZSTAN: WHAT’S HAPPENING?

When you first arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, picking up some city guides/maps of the city you are in is always a smart move. There is an excellent city guide called Welcome Journal available in Bishkek as well as a couple free maps of the city. (There are good maps available in ...
March 31, 2015

The Hospitality of Nomads: What Does It Look Like Exactly?

The East is famous for their hospitality and treatment of guests, but what does this look like from country to country? In Kyrgyzstan, people that excel at hospitality are the nomads that live scattered about in the Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai Mountains that blanket the country. Tra ...
January 9, 2015

Yurts: The Best Hotels in Kyrgyzstan

What sets Kyrgyzstan apart from other countries is its incredible, jaw-dropping beauty combined with its modern nomadic culture.  Nowhere else in the world will you be able to experience the same pristine, celestial mountain landscapes combined with an old nomadic way of life tha ...
October 9, 2014

What Does Kyrgyzstan Have to Offer in the Spring?

When winter finally comes to a close in Kyrgyzstan and spring starts breathing life back into the land, the whole tone of the country changes.  People start coming out of the woodwork, shedding their coats and making their way into the mountains to enjoy the blooming flowers and ...
October 5, 2014

10 Dishes You Have to Try in Kyrgyzstan

As you look at the mountain pastures in Kyrgyzstan, you’ll notice lots of sheep, goats, cows, horses, and even some yaks.  Since much of the country is engaged in breeding livestock, meat is a substantive part of traditional and modern Kyrgyz cuisine.  Mutton, horse meat, and bee ...
September 20, 2014

Summer in Kyrgyzstan: What Are My Options?

Summertime in Kyrgyzstan comes with a lot of perks.  Some of the things on the top of my list are the fresh melons, the juicy, red tomatoes, and all the syrupy jams available on the side of the road!   There’s more to summertime in Kyrgyzstan than great food though.   Kyrgyzstan ...
August 9, 2014

5 Aspects of Cultural Holidays in Kyrgyzstan

The ease and flexibility of international travel in the 21st century has created a different breed of tourist.  Our generation doesn’t want to follow a tour guide rambling off a monotonous, memorized script of historical facts in a herd of 40 other people.  We want a cultural vac ...
August 7, 2014

Tourism in Kyrgyzstan:10 Things You Probably Never Knew

Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian country with a huge personality.  It sits quietly next to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China, but holds the world’s second largest alpine lake, thousands of wandering nomads, the endangered snow leopard, and is nicknamed “the Alps of ...
July 26, 2014

Kyrgyzstan Food: What MakesTraditional Kyrgyz Cuisine so Unique

Traditional Kyrgyzstan cuisine is based on the country’s ancient nomadic traditions.  Kyrgyz people roamed the steppes and mountains of Central Asia for centuries and nowadays are settled mainly in the mountains of the Tien Shan.  Due to the grueling amount of work it takes to he ...