"When visiting a nomad family..." Kyrgyzstan Local Custom Tip by schielen

Kyrgyzstan Local Customs: 25 reviews and 32 photos


When visiting a nomad family in their yurt, show some respect and don't treat them just as an object to take pictures of. First go up to them and talk with them, even if it's only with hands and feet. They are even more interested in our countries and habits as we are in theirs! Then ask permision to take pictures. They will be honoured to comply. Your pictures will be more relaxed, and the local people will know that tourists are people as well, and not that special breed with one glass eye that makes a klicking sound.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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