Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide

A stunning land in Central Asia

Remote and untouched nature

Dubbed The Switzerland of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is home to some of this planet’s most beautiful and untouched nature. I lived in Kyrgyzstan for two years working with the United Nations on media and social justice development projects as a Peace Corps volunteer. My time here was the most rewarding and meaningful time of my life, made even better by the Kirgiz hospitality and the opportunity to explore untouched nature. I go back to Kyrgyzstan every other year to catch up with the media empire I founded and to reconnect with the people that make Central Asia feel like my second home.

Blog posts about kyrgyzstan

The Without a Path Podcast asked me to share travel advice in Kyrgyzstan
The Without a Path Podcast asked me to share travel advice in Kyrgyzstan

I share travel advice from Kyrgyzstan on The Without a Path Podcast with American writer, traveler, and meddler Joe Baur....

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19 Feb 2018

Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide and 2-Week Itinerary Recommendation
Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide and 2-Week Itinerary Recommendation

After living for two years in Kyrgyzstan, I have some pro tips for how your next Central Asian adventure can...

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30 Nov 2015

Nooryz 2013
Nooryz 2013

Nooryz is the Islamic new year and is celebrated in the spring time as new life is emerging from the...

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17 Apr 2013

Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan
Hiking Konorchek Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

I joined a group from the Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan today to explore Konorchek Canyon. The landscape in this canyon is...

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30 Mar 2013

Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)
Merry Christmas (Russian Orthodox)

January 7th is the date of Orthodox Christmas. For a long and detailed explanation of why this differs from the...

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07 Jan 2013

Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен
Happy New Year / С новым годом / Жаны жылыныздар менен

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05 Jan 2013

Ski Trip to Zil 2
Ski Trip to Zil 2

I made my third trip skiing this season today and it was a real blast. The weather was the best...

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02 Jan 2013

Ski Trip To Zil
Ski Trip To Zil

Ski Season is here! My desire for years has been to live within a 3-hours drive of skiing. And now...

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01 Dec 2012

Biking to Panorama
Biking to Panorama

I bought a mountainbike so that I could go to the mountains. And so I did! My lovely new Giant...

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03 Nov 2012

Kurban Ait
Kurban Ait

This morning Bishkek Muslims began the Kurban Ait celebration by gathering in the center square of the city. 70,000 people...

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26 Oct 2012

Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City
Bishkek Photo Tour - A Morning in Kyrgyzstan's Capital City

On a perfect morning in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan in the heart of Central Asia, I grabbed a...

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14 Oct 2012

Bishkek Graffiti
Bishkek Graffiti

I took a long bike ride and found this great stretch of graffiti art on a long concrete wall. I...

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08 Oct 2012

Bike Trek Around Bishkek
Bike Trek Around Bishkek

I took a little trek around Bishkek and was smart enough to carry my camera with me. It was such...

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08 Oct 2012

National Opera House
National Opera House

This is the national Opera House which I pass every day to and from my office. I often hear the...

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22 Sep 2012

KG Street Festival
KG Street Festival

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17 Sep 2012

2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day
2012 Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

Linda and I getting photo-bombed by Manas. Manas and the Kyrgyz flag. Linda and I at Ala-Too Square People watching....

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31 Aug 2012

Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012
Lake Issyk Kul Summer 2012

Scuba Diving

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11 Aug 2012

Osh Bazaar
Osh Bazaar

The Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is one of the most important shopping places in Kyrgyzstan. I live about a 10-15...

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24 Jun 2012

Besh Tash National Park
Besh Tash National Park

In preparation for the 2012 Talas GLOW/TOBE Camp I needed to make a site visit to the camp site in the Besh...

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01 Apr 2012

Disaster Ski Trip
Disaster Ski Trip

I don’t like to be negative about too many things, but man oh man this day was pretty much a...

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18 Mar 2012

Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan
Thanksgiving in Kyrgyzstan

Happy Thanksgiving!

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27 Nov 2011