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Stephen Bugno
Traveling the world and writing about it. Blogger, photographer, digital nomad.
Traveling the world and writing about it. Blogger, photographer, digital nomad.
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Horses and yurts make a photogenic combo! #Kyrgyzstan

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Living expenses for Albania:
You might want to put this bargain country on the Adriatic Sea on your short list for living abroad, especially if you're American.

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Check out the highlights of California's scenic highlights of Highway 395:

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Summer on the jailoo (pasture) is a crucial part of the Kyrgyz psyche. They are still nomadic at heart. The seemingly simple life on the pasture is a part of childhood and like everything, eventually becomes part of adulthood as well. Although work and responsibility grow with age. Life may be easier back in the village but it isn't always preferred.

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Kyrgyzstan isn't famous for it's food but there a few dishes that stand out. Here is some beshbarmak which is also popular in neighboring Kazakhstan. Beshbarmak means "five fingers" because nomads used to eat this dish with their hands. This version is topped with horse meat sausage.
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Experience Shanghai on the cheap!

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Today on our horse trek to Song Kol we stopped in to eat lunch with a local family. Again I asked whether they preferred summer in the jailoo or winter in the village. "The jailoo is perfect for summer and the village is perfect for winter." Spoken like a true semi-nomad.

In summer the village is hot and dusty and there's nothing to do. In winter it's too cold on the jailoo and everybody is back home.

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How about this classic #Kyrgyzstan scenery?
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About an hour out of Bishkek is the 11th-century #Burana Tower whose destruction was brought to you in part by raiding Mongols. In the 1970s it was restored and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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#UnquoteTravel #DiscoverKyrgyzstan @DiscoverKyrgyzstan
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