We visited Bishkek today, finally. It was so good to see some old friends and talk to them again. Phone calls and emails aren't the same. It's been nearly 5 years since we saw some of them.
It's not so uncommon for Mormons to pass around rumors that various famous people are/were/will be Mormons. I can't even remember who all I've been told is a Mormon, like Steve Martin, but some people get a little excited about that sort of thing. But I was still surprised when one of our friends asked if Rosa Otunbaeva, the president of Kyrgyzstan, was a Mormon. The rumor mill got a little out of hand on that one, I think.
No photos, since someone who shall not be named forgot to put the SD card back in the camera. Bishkek felt a lot the same, although cleaner in parts. And it felt incredibly busy after sleepy little Tokmok.