Top 10 things to do in Kyrgyzstan
Sep28

Top 10 things to do in Kyrgyzstan

Version française It goes in order of preference, 1 being my favorite activity 1. Go to Arslanbob and cook your favorite Kyrgyz meal with your host Here, we were cooking Varenik. Why Arslanbob? Because this is one of the villages where you won’t find any hostel or hotel. The only way for you to stay there, is to use the network of accomodations that has been set up by a guy from switzerland a few years ago. In exchange of a...

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Varenik – A recipe from Kyrgyzstan
Aug26

Varenik – A recipe from Kyrgyzstan

Version française A russian tortellini stuffed with mashed potatoes. I discovered this recipe in Kyrgyzstan (In Arslanbob) but I heard that it’s a speciality of Ukraine or Russia… Well let’s say it comes from somewhere in the old USSR countries. Ingredients 240g flour 120 ml boiling water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 kg potatoes 2 big onions 1 handful coriander 2 teaspoon cumin   Preparation Prepare the dough by...

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The culinary specialities of Kyrgyzstan
Jul30

The culinary specialities of Kyrgyzstan

Version française The specialities in Kyrgyzstan were not always ‘”foreigners friendly” but always a discovery   Manthy: You’ll find them everywhere in Kyrgyzstan but the best are in the restaurant called “Chaikhana Jalal-Abad’ in the center of Bishkek. These are dumplings stuffed with onions & mutton meat or spinach or pumpkin (it was on a menu). Almost whatever you like but mostly with...

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The faces of Kyrgyzstan
Jul28

The faces of Kyrgyzstan

Version française No Food today, just a few pictures of my trip in Kyrgyzstan ^^ I went there with 3 great friends of mine, 2 of them being together (as a couple). We met in Mozambique 3 years ago while they were traveling one year around the world. Both are good photographers and they have a blog full of beautiful pictures… Thanks to them, I can show you what Kyrgyzstan looks like, and if you like both photography and...

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Top 10 curiosity in Kyrgyzstan
Jul25

Top 10 curiosity in Kyrgyzstan

Version française A big thank you to all my followers who played the “what is this” game with me on my facebook page these past 3 weeks. And congratulations to Veronique who is the winner of this Kyrgyz game session. Central Asia is really different from Europe… REALLY different… but it’s exactly the reason why we want to go there. KFC: Kyrghyz Fried Chicken… “Trop” in Kyrgyz,...

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Backpacking… guided tour in my bag
Jul04

Backpacking… guided tour in my bag

Version française What do you put in your backpack when you go in another continent? What you put in your backpack (diving mask? tent? hiking shoes?…) or in your first aid kit (malaria pills? sun cream? mosquitoes repellent?…) to go in another continent depends on where you go, the climate there, the potential risks and the activities you want to do… But good news is, there are some essential things to take (in red...

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