|Early morning reflections in Song Kol Lake, 3016m above sea level at the physical and spiritual heart of Kyrgyzstan.|
|Snow surrounds a traditional kyrgyz yurt on the final weekend of summer pasture season up at Song Kol.|
|Heading up the 3180m Too Ashuu Pass.|
Instead, here I am, three years later, planning to stay for a fourth! I guess we just can't help the places we fall in love with!
|A traditional Kyrgyz horseman in Toktogul.|
Fourtunately, in addition to getting to explore this phenomenally stunning, frequently breathtaking (altitude will do that to you), wonderously generous and uniquely welcoming country, I have also had the opportunity to continue travelling for approximately three to four months of every year.
|The Walnut groves of Arslanbob/Arstanbap. The largest walnut groves on earth, this ethnically Uzbek region in the south of Kyrgyzstan was once visited by Alexander the Great.|
|Traditional Islamic plasterwork near the 11th century Karakhanid mausoleum-complex at Uzgen.|
|The breathtaking turquise of Kel Suu, 3500m asl. Arguably Kyrzgyzstan's most incredible lake.|
That having been said, the desire to share my travels is still very much alive! Since posting photos takes significantly less time, I've decided to compromise and continue my updates via instagram. I am currently trying to work through my backlog of five years worth of travel photos, but posts are going up!
So, moral of the story?
|The beautiful blue of lake Sary Chelek in Kyrgyzstan's Sary Chelek nature reserve.|