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by velowallah
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Dehydrated food and groceries outside Bishkek?
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Dehydrated food and groceries outside Bishkek?

Sounds like even Naryn doesn't have much? Wouldn't things like nuts, dried fruits, and lentils be easy to find, at least in Naryn but possibly in the other smaller towns? I could probably survive with these basic items and a dozen dehydrated meals brought from home.
by velowallah
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Stomach health when in Kyrgystan
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Stomach health when in Kyrgystan

I bike toured all around Ladakh and stayed in many homestays and never got sick from any of them, nor from any of the Leh restaurants. But I always avoided any dairy or uncooked veggies. So if you only cook yourself, what did you eat? From what I've been gathering, there isn't a whole lot available ...
by velowallah
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Stomach health when in Kyrgystan
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Stomach health when in Kyrgystan

I hear a lot of stories of how everyone who travels there gets terrible stomach problems. Is it that hard to avoid? I've travelled a lot in Ladakh, India, and can navigate that pretty well. Is it comparable?
by velowallah
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Weather in the mountains in July and August?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Weather in the mountains in July and August?

So, rain on most days? Did you cycle east of the Barskoon mining road? My plan would be to go up the mining road from Barskoon and west over the Arabel pass towards Naryn. From my initial research that section doesn't seem to have large river crossings. Do you think a traditional setup with four pan...
by velowallah
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Dehydrated food and groceries outside Bishkek?
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Dehydrated food and groceries outside Bishkek?

Can I find dehydrated meals (the type you can find in outdoor shops), in Naryn? Are grocery shops there fairly well stocked? And what about groceries in Chaek and Baetov, and smaller places like Kyzyl-Oi and Susaamyr?
by velowallah
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Non wheat food in small towns?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Non wheat food in small towns?

What's nomadic food?

Would rice and lentils, nuts or dried fruits be available in many small town shops?
by velowallah
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Non wheat food in small towns?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Non wheat food in small towns?

That's good news. Do you think a lot of the nomads in yurts would have something like plov?
by velowallah
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Non wheat food in small towns?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Non wheat food in small towns?

How easy is it to find non-wheat food in smaller towns? I'm gluten intolerant and wondering how self-sufficient I will have to be. Potatoes and rice are fine. I'm thinking of going through Barskoon, Naryn, Baetov, Chaek, Kyzyl Oi, and everything in between. Actually following that bike route: https:...
by velowallah
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Weather in the mountains in July and August?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Weather in the mountains in July and August?

'm considering a bike trip in the Tian Shan of Kyrgystan, south of Issyk Kul and towards Naryn and Chatyr Kul, and wondering how much rain I can expect in July and August. The climate charts I've looked indicate minimal precipitation, but most blogs I've read mention seemingly frequent rain and down...
by velowallah
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Climate in Kyrgyz Tian Shan in summer?
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Climate in Kyrgyz Tian Shan in summer?

I'm considering a bike trip in the Tian Shan of Kyrgystan, south of Issyk Kul and towards Naryn and Chatyr Kul, and wondering how much rain I can expect in July and August. The climate charts I've looked indicate minimal precipitation, but most blogs I've read mention seemingly frequent rain and dow...