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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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Kyrgyzstan| Song Kul Lake beauty, be-headings, blizzards & sunsets, to Issyk Kul Lake

A hint of nervousness remained with us for the ride up to Song Kul. We had to ride through Naryn, where the lake security force had been trying to take us. It was no big deal, but there weren’t any … Continue reading

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