Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Time on bikes: 0 hours

This morning we just relax around the guest house, updating the website and repacking the panniers on the bikes so we can fit a couple of US Army ration packs in for use later down the road.

In the afternoon we grab a taxi to see the Osh Bazaar to have a walk around and then head on towards the main square to just sit, relax and write out a few postcards. We’re joined by a really nice Kyrgyz family who all speak excellent English and are keen to know what we think of their country. We sit for about an hour before wandering through the park and back to the hotel where we meet up with James and Emily.

We spend the evening sat outside having a few beers and some nibbles from the local shop. It’s a bit strange to be in the company of so many other travellers from all over the world; some on short breaks of only a few weeks, some travelling for months or even years.

A bit of a short diary entry today, but that’s about it. The only other thing that possibly warrants a mention is that the shops in Kyrgyzstan seem to have received a truck load of Morrisons plastic bags, possibly a cancelled consignment after the UK Supermarkets stopped handing them out for free. The eco people will be pleased to hear that rather than clogging up the refuse dumps in the UK, they are instead being disposed of here. Problem solved? Whatever, it’s quite funny to see people walking around with the Morrisons bags, with the slogan ‘Keep Britain Tidy’.

Jour 122 – Mercredi 18 Aout 2010. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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C’est une matinnee cool, petit déjeuner, rangement de nos affaires et discution avec d’autre voyageurs qui sont la.

Nous allons en taxi au Bazare d’Osh et y passons quelque heures avant de rentrer a l’hôtel et de passer une soiree  a discuter avec les autres.