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Afghan Cheese

A young apprentice warms up his master’s Buzkashi horse before a match near Kabul. I’d like to think he knew I was taking a photo…


Goat dragging and mounted girl chasing near climax at the World Nomad Games

In my blog yesterday, I mentioned that my friend Lynn had drawn to my attention that the first World Nomad Games are currently taking place in Kyrgyzstan – in fact, on the shores of Issyk-Kul, in Cholpon-Ata City. 458 more words


Kokpar Scandal Rocks World Nomad Games

The first edition of the World Nomad Games, currently being held in Kyrgyzstan, have been rocked by scandal as Kazakhstan refused to send a team… 339 more words


Kyrgyzstan Horse Games

My second to last day in Bishkek happened to fall on a special day for Kyrgyzstan – National Independence Day. There were many celebrations going on around the city, but one that was particularly interesting was happening at the Hippodrome or horse racing stadium. 273 more words


Song Kol – Playing polo with a dead goat.

Our introduction to Kyrgyzstan was amazing, as Myke has eloquently written about in his last blog. We had been shown some of the spectacular natural beauty of the country (although this was only a taster for what was to come!), and been given an insight into how many of the Kyrgyz people live now. 1,383 more words