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Brutal Ulak Tartysh horse battle with sheep carcass @ Kyrgyzstan Independence Day, Russian concert, & vodka

The timing was perfect for coming into Bishkek with Kyrgyzstan’s Independence Day being celebrated on August 31st. A famous tradition on this day is the national game of Ulak Tartysh (Kok Boru). It’s similar to polo, except a bit more … Continue reading

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Holi festival in Imphal and Loktak Lake, guns, & camping, Manipur State

The one thing I knew heading into India was that Holi Festival was starting. It’s one of the biggest festival for much India. The Hindu festival is celebrated over five days, which includes lots of colorful dyes. We decided to … Continue reading

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