Stephen Bugno has been traveling and writing about it for more than 10 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at BohemianTraveler.com and edits the independent travel maga...
Kyrgyzstan is a small, mountainous country in Central Asia. Its landlocked territory is home to the semi-nomadic Kyrgyz people as well as other ethnic groups. Summers here are hot and dry and winters can be cold and snowy, especially in the high elevation. My personal experience with Kyrgyzstan goes back 15 years when I lived in neighboring Uzbekistan. Then I came to Kyrgyzstan for a holiday and absolutely loved it.
As noted in the recent Craft Beer in Pennsylvania: East vs West article, the state of Pennsylvania has an east west rivalry that goes beyond beer. The state’s two biggest cities, Philadelphia in the east, and Pittsburgh in the west, have got of lot of good things going. I will share many of those traits with you here. However, if you expect me to declare a winner at the end of this post, you’ll be disappointed. I’m not going to say which city is superior.
Travel in Nepal is an awakening of the senses. You can’t smell the incense or freshly-ground spices wafting out of shops or battle through the dusty streets of Thamel without being here yourself. Nor can you battle the noisy barrage of weaving motorbikes through the narrow lanes. You can’t taste the typical flavors of dhal bat or buff momos without traveling here. But you can get an idea of what it looks like through my photos.
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