We've arrived safely in Bishkek and are starting to settle in nicely. Today is Kyrgyz Independence Day and we went to Ala-Too Square to watch the parade.
Bishkek really is a beautiful city because it is filled with trees. It seems that there are more trees here than the east coast of the US. It is a surprisingly quiet city, and generally quite clean. People are quiet and friendly.
We still don't have internet access at home, but I just wanted to check in quickly. I have lots of posts percolating in the back of my mind about the last few days.