Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Date: Lodging: Distance: Total:
20/03/1999 Ak-Keme Hotel 646 KM 13055 KM

PHOTOS
 
Sergei, our fabulous Russian translator, convinced the police not to give Paige a ticket. After directing Paige to pull over, the policeman became upset because she did not stop at just the right spot.

Jim, Lenin and Paige


 
One of the few Lenin statues still standing after the fall of communism. Many governments have replaced statues of Lenin with national heroes or public art.

Signs in Kazak and Russian


 
Who needs a car?

Coca-Cola is a universal brand, advertising throughout Central Asia. Every roadside stand offers Coke and Fanta.


 
Driving through Bishkek

More Kyrgyzstan children grinning for us


 
Children everywhere love the camera..

More remnants of Soviet-era construction


 
Kyrgyzstan mountains

Above ground heating system constructed during Soviet-era


 
Bomb shelter left over from Soviet days

Bishkek


 
The city of Bishkek

A view of the mountains from Bishkek


 
Horse-led carts offer transportation for many.

A man on the street in Bishkek


 
Apartments in Bishkek


 
 
PAIGE'S FOOD NOTES
 
VIDEO
 

AUDIO
  Kyrgyzstan (Jim)