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Karakol Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 54 photos
There was no places listed apart from 5 places when I joined VT,
but now there are 3 Kara-Kol's???---Huh --It was called Preszevalsk
when we visited back in 1991 and were the FIRST tourists...there
were some climbers, known as 'Alpanist' by our Russian host Valentin.
We stayed for 6 weeks in the region and spent 3 nights in a 100% Kirgiz village,
about an hours drive West from Kara Kol south along the Lake Issik Kul.
Well until the man of the house, Dr.Bek showed up and paranoid that 2 Capitalists
were staying in the village in his house, he said we ran the risk of
getting our throats slit. Of course I didn't believe him, but I guess old beliefs
die slowly or never..My friend Nino (VT name ibiza_nino) didn't want to
take any chances...so we were at the bus stop on the main road at the crack of dawn....But I must say that those 6 weeks were one of the best trips and adventures of my life...
We went horse riding up into the mountains..
This was 19 years ago, so remember that. Since then everything has changed. Being stuck at KaraKol airport because the... more travel advice
travelling by army jeep up into the mountains to see a herd of 400 yak, being invited to a sheeps head dinner by the... more travel advice
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