Some photos of entertaining beverages we encountered:                

Faces of Bishkek

Here’s another in Galen’s now famous Faces series, with the faces of people we saw in Bishkek:        


Gazprom is one of Russia’s tools of tyranny. I was tickled to see that they had gas stations in Kyrgyzstan.

Osh to Bishkek

Osh and Bishkek are the two largest cities in Kyrgyzstan and they connect the country‚Äôs two regions, North and South, yet they do not have any bus connecting them. The journey is only four hundred miles, but roads, summiting the passes of the Tienshan Mountains, are far too rough for any sort of poor Soviet …

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An Osh Tour

Here are some more photos we got while in Osh. Remember, if you are in Osh or anywhere else in south Kyrgyzstan, talk to Chyngyz about a tour:                                

Beware of Drivers

We came across this accident, on our way down from Karakul Lake, along the Karakorum Highway, while hitching a ride with Dan. I guess this is why most goods are taken up to Tashkurgan (and on into Pakistan) by pickup trucks.  

Tashkurgan Photos

Here are some of the photos that I was not able to squeeze into the blog.

Faces of Climbers

Galen did another photosession with some of the French and Dutch mountain climbers we mentioned in this section. I’ll let the work speak for itself.

Karakul’s Amazing Nightsky

Here are some of the amazing photos that Galen took during our night at Karakul Lake, beside the 25,000 foot Muztagh Ata Mountain.