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Big Almaty Lake
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How to Get to Big Almaty Lake by Taxi

For anyone who’s ever glimpsed a picture of Big Almaty Lake on Instagram or the pages of Nat Geo, it’s nearly impossible to get the vibrant blue color out of your head. While most visitors to Almaty will have a day trip out to the lake on their itinerary, getting there […]

Sunbathe at Issyk Kul
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7 Chilled-Out Things to Do in Bosteri, Kyrgyzstan

Bosteri is a small resort village on the shores of Issyk Kul, the second largest salt lake in the world. The village was historically dedicated to Soviet tourism, and it is still full of Russian tourists who come to enjoy the lake and other local Kyrgyzstan adventures. Thus, a trip here […]

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The History Fangirl Podcast

The World Nomad Games

  Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe     This week’s episode is something a little different. I am in Isyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, covering the World Nomad Games, a festival of sports that’s sort of like the Olympics for nomadic peoples. The sports, though, are way […]