Written by Jon Keesecker and first appeared on his blog Easting.org A lot of travelers circle Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk Kul lake without seeing much beyond the Karakol region (we almost did). But there’s a lot of great stops, and the north and south shores offer dramatically different landscapes. We checked out Tamga–at the lake’s very southernmost–point and […]
For those vegetarians who want to lay off the salad once in a while, here’s an overview of specialty vegetarian dishes for each country in the region. Often these will not be on the menu, but the entrepreneurial vegetarian will ask his host or chef if they know how to make any of these.