A quick word: As the Mormons might say, these are the latter days of my stay in Kyrgyzstan. My plan is to go to Sary Tash tomorrow near the Kyrgyz/Chinese border. (“Sary Tash” is an ancient Silk Road town meaning “without internet”) and then try and go for Kashgar, China the next day. Facebook and Twitter are banned in China, I am told, plus Gmail doesn’t always work. In fact, on my last visit seven years ago, I discovered my own website, kentfoster.com was blocked. What I am saying is that I don’t know how much I will be able to write while I am there. If you have any China travel suggestions for me, please let me know. All I have imagined is to stay about 10 days in the Kashgar and Urumqi areas and then I have 20 more days for the rest of the country. (I know, I know…)
Why don’t you stay with me? You can follow along with RSS, subscribe to an email feed, see what’s cooking on Facebook, pray that I’ll say something worth remembering on Twitter and if you are really slumming it, there’s always Google+.
That may actually be one of the best looking pictures of Kuurdak I’ve seen. I need to head back there and have it again so I can do a photo shoot on the place.
how was the obama bar? also, do you have any recommendations for good vegetarian manti?
I just poked my head into the Obama Bar and used their toilet. Vegetarian manti? Does it exist there? You should ask my friend who lives in Bishkek, Stephen.