Greetings from Kyrgystan!
It is truly a beautiful place! If I didn't know any better I would think I was in a North Eastern forest. Giant spruce looking trees, tall deciduous trees and and lower story shrubs make it look just as pretty as a post card!
There are these crazy looking crows that have a white bib, I can't get a picture of them here at the base, but I am told that they are everywhere.
I flew in with a nice Russian family, and they have a hotel that caters to moountain climbers and skiers. I mentioned that the fishing in the rivers must be something and they confirmed that there are small trout like fish in the mnountain streams.
I have to try to get back up here and spend a couple of weeks exploring this area!
I hope I can get some pictures from around here, but I am constrained by rules on bases.
I'll keep you all posted!
Sent from Bishkek, Kyrgystan 08:45 10/28/09