I spent about two years in Bishkek which isn't very long, but it's still long enough that Bishkek doesn't seem foreign or crazy. It's just a great place to live and lots of fun to blog about. I've done real life, eating with kids, patience, street food, water woes, unexpected apartments, tourism, grocery shopping with kids, Osh Bazaar, wrong numbers, lots and lots about lanuage learning, how much stuff costs, and lots and lots and lots and lots about transportation.
Or you can just click here for posts about everyday life in Kyrgyzstan. And here's a series of photos about Kyrgyzstan. We also spent about 8 months in Tokmok, a small city about an hour east of Bishkek.
interesting though to look back on the posts from 6
years ago because Bishkek really has come a lot way since then. Of
course, that might just be my perspective since I moved here from the US
in 2005, but in 2011 I moved to Bishkek from Tokmok. It was like
visiting China from Kyrgyzstan in 2006. I'd never thought China could
seem like paradise.