Kirgisia

Irkeshtam Pass: Rajan yli Kirgisiasta Kiinaan

At the moment, the political situation in China‘s Xinjiang is tense, and the Chinese authorities are not exactly looking forward to have tourists wandering around there. Therefore, crossing Irkeshtam Pass, the border between Kyrgyzstan and China, was not too easy. The border procedures took us around 7 hours, with numerous amount of checkpoints and controls. …

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Ihmemaa Osh

The second largest city of Kyrgyzstan, Osh, was going to be our last longer stop before leaving the country. Therefore, we spent most of the time planning our trip to China and Pakistan and preparing the necessary documents etc. But we also had some time for sight-seeing and fun having – and we liked what …

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Retkikohteena Altyn Arashan – vuoria, jurttia ja lisää kuumia lähteitä

We were looking forward to do some trekking around Karakol and decided to hike up to the settlemet of Altyn Arashan, nestled at 3000 metres on the Tian Shan mountain range. The 15-kilometre-hike passed through beautiful, autumnal alpine scenery. On the top we found a simple home-stay with our own yurt and a semi-private hot …

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Matkalla Kirgisian rajalle, osa 2 – lisää yllätyksiä, lisää ihmisiä

After packing our camp and saying thanks and goodbye to the funny people of yesterday’s party, we started our way out of the canyon and towards the Karkara border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and further to the city of Karakol. The landscape we were driving through was just as amazing as it had been the …

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