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Michael Turtle
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Time Travel Turtle: Global explorer and travel writer
Time Travel Turtle: Global explorer and travel writer

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If you saw my previous photo, it was me drinking horse milk. Well, this is where it comes from!
 
People in Kyrgyzstan believe the milk from horses has curative properties and can help you live longer. Particularly in the summer months, it's a tradition to drink it at least every day. I have to say, it tastes rather sweet and light!
 
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Say what?! You want me to drink horse milk??
 
Here at a health retreat in Kyrgyzstan, people come for more than a week and drink horse milk five times a day. It's supposed to cure you of all sorts of ailments.
 
There are more than 50 horses here and they get milked just minutes before the drinks are served, so it's warm and fresh!!
 
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And after the long trek up the mountains to 2700m, this was what I found: Kol-Tor Lake. It gets its shimmering ice blue colour because it is a glacial lake.
 
I hope you're looking forward to lots more shots as I explore Kyrgyzstan for the next week!
 
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Another shot of the scenery here in Kyrgyzstan from my hike up to Kol-Tor Lake. Everything is so dramatic, with mountains dominating the landscapes. This hike is relatively close to Bishkek... but I'm going to be heading even further out for the next week!
 
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Did you have an idea of what Kyrgyzstan looks like? I bet you didn't imagine it looking like this! So green!!
 
This is the kind of scenery I had for my day hike up to Kol-Tor Lake today. The hike took 5 hours in total - up to an altitude of 2700m - and every moment was stunning!
 
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How cool is this old cinema in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek? The architecture may be from Soviet times but it shows the latest from Hollywood.

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Would you get married here? In Kyrgyzstan, lots of people do!

This is the Wedding Palace in the capital Bishkek. It was built during Soviet times when religions were banned here. Religious people still wanted to get married in their churches and mosques so the government compromised and built this multi faith centre. Not only do you get the Soviet architecture, but you get stained glass windows... of workers with tools!!

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Welcome to Kyrgyzstan!! What better place to start my explorations for the next 10 days than here in the central square of the capital, Bishkek.

The city is full of really cool architecture from the Soviet era and I'm going to share a bit of it with you today. Because tomorrow, I'm heading out to the countryside.

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Head north of Pafos and you reach some of the best landscapes in Cyprus - the Akamas Peninsula. The mountains have incredible views and then down by the coast you'll get dramatic cliffs like this. I would suggest going with a jeep to use the unsealed roads.
 
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The Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Pafos, Cyprus. This is where the cult of Aphrodite began more than 3000 years ago. These days we think of the Goddess of Love in the form we see in beautiful marble statues. Back then, she was probably just represented with a rock.
 
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