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Kyrgyzstan Local Customs: 25 reviews and 32 photos

  In the mountains
by Travelchili

When you travel through the mountainous areas of Kyrgyzstan, you often feel like you've never been so far away from any civilizastion (well, that's at least how I felt!!). However, this is not entirely true. Once in a while you can notice a Yurta or two by the road or on the mountain side. They may look deserted at first, but when you stop your car, someone usually comes out of the Yurta. Well, usually the women are 'at home' and they welcome any guests. Of course it helps to speak their language, so you can ask questions about their life, but even if you don't, you'll be most likely offered some bread and kumys and asked to sit down for a while. Don't think it is strange when all the people who are at home sit around and stare at you. After all, they hardly see any people around, not to mention travelers from far-away countries. So, don't be shy and visit the locals!!

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  • Updated Nov 21, 2004
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