Kyrgyzstan is one of my favourite countries in the world.


I am currently editing photos at a cafe in the capital Bishkek Β (well not anymore if you’re looking at this in the future!) from the World Nomad Games which I have just finished covering as a member of the press.

As I went through the photos I felt the urge to take a look back at older photos I have from the country.

I came to Kyrgyzstan for the first time in 2012 when I was making my way from China to Iran and fell in love with the place.I have since been back 4 times.Β The hospitality of the people combined with the stunning mountain scenery and roaming horses blows me away every-time.

I have realised though that I have no large photo post about the country, just some World Nomad Games posts from 2014 and 2016 and a brief post or 2 on horse trekking at Song Kul Lake and a visit to Arslanbob.

So as a photographer looking back at all these old photos that largely went unpublished I wanted to show them to you all. Part for memory but mostly to show you how amazing Kyrgyzstan is.

I highly recommend you come to this country and Central Asia as a whole someday, it’s one of my favourite regions I have been to in my 20 years of travel.

This is not just a portrait of the landscape but also of the people of this beautiful place in the world.

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And I might as well end with a photo of me and a horse, being Kyrgyzstan πŸ™‚
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Jonny Duncan is a travel blogger and freelance photographer. He specialises in adventure and budget travel with over 20 years of experience. He started blogging in 2013 to give advice for other travellers. He has lived in Japan, Amsterdam, Kiev, and more.

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