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Selected: Kyrgyz Republic

Posted by Judson L Moore

I was right! Kyrgyz Republic here I come!

So where is that you ask?  Well I will tell you: Also known as Kyrgyzstan, it is a landlocked country bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and People’s Republic of China to the east.

Some facts:

  • The official languages are Kyrgyz and Russian

  • The population is less than 6 million

  • The whole country is the size of Nebraska

  • The Kyrgyz ethnic makeup is a mix of Asian influence in the east and the Kyrgyz’s in the north identified by their red hair and pale skin (I found my people!)

  • 80% of the population identify themselves as Muslim

  • I am not allowed to own or operate a motor vehicle while in service, but may if I so choose purchase a bicycle or a HORSE! (awesome)

  • Most of the country is covered in year-round glacial snowcapped mountains

So there you go, thats where I will be spending the next 2+ years of my life.  I depart March 25, 2011 and return in June 2013.

Больше, чтобы прибыть (More to come!)

JM

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