Friday, August 29, 2014

Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

We're on our way to Lake Issyk Kul.

The windshield repair men worked on the crack on the windshield for almost 3 hours and well, let's just say it was a valiant effort but.....

We had a super surprise this morning to find Marianne back with us!  She booked her escape flight through Russia and when she got to the Bishkek Airport, she learned she needed a visa to fly via Russia, even though she would be in transit.  So, she's back and we are all LOVING that and hoping to keep her with us until Sydney!

However, we are missing Kate.  She was with us for a few weeks but had to go back to the 'real' world of work and responsibility :( :( :(   

The people of Bishkek certainly live with a lot less, materially, than I am used to.  Here are some pictures of houses/garages and neighbouring houses, all squished together.

We stopped for lunch and this poor woman was also there-

Lake Issyk Kul is 170 km long and 70 km wide.  It's the second largest alpine lake in the world, after Lake Titicaca in South America.  Lake Issyk Kul never freezes because it is extremely deep, has some thermal activity and has mild salinity.  It's treated like an oasis in this dessert part of the world.

We're back bush camping and believe it or not, it feels good.  Quiet and cool with beautiful views!

1 comment:

  1. Yes! So delighted to start getting your posts again. I can hardly wait to get home and read each post and examine each photo. Your blog a wonderful adventure story!


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