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     As I did not have time to cover Kyrgizistan in connection to visting Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tadjikistan a few years back, now was the time. I spent time in and around the capitol - Bishkek, visiting the Ohs Bazar and the Ala-Archa gorge (mountains) outside of the city. I also had a chance to see the traditional yurts and try Kyrgizi food. This is also a country well known for "bride-napping". Young men kidnap young single girls and marry them against their will. I travelled overland from Bishkek and Kirgizistan to Kazakstan. A trip which takes some 5 hours crossing some really beautiful countryside.

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