Stone City

Tashkent – the mirror of that beautiful country, through which you will be able to see pretty much whole Uzbekistan. This is the center, where variety of cultures come together and represent Uzbekistan in the best way possible!

The first thing you will notice in Tashkent is its cleanness. Washed roads every morning and evening, pavements with fresh green grasses on them, beautiful buildings of business, trade and world cuisines, all can immediately make you fall in love with the city.

What made me personally amazed is that you can walk around the city at midnight and guess what: there is nothing to be scared of! On pretty much every step you will the cops, who are actually there to provide peace for the citizens! And therefore, you will not be the only one enjoying the peace of cool night in summers…

Turning Point

Here comes the time for us, friends, to start the fresh adventures. They will be super exciting, I can promise, because our next destination is the real pearl of Central Asia, the land of culture, history and its treasures – Uzbekistan!

Uzbekistan’s role in the development of culture, civilization, arts and sciences were really big in history and even now this country is known to many around the world. I am sure that at least %70 of you have an idea of which place I am talking about. If this is the first time your hear about Uzbekistan, then no problem either! Here is an introductory video to this beautiful land and I really hope you will enjoy watching!

Find Healing

The place we will visit today includes such qualities, as beauty, uniqueness, mystery and the most important one of them, benefit! That is not only the benefit of lightning up the mood, but  also healing certain illnesses in a person…

Welcome to the salt mine of Kyrgyzstan, which is located in Naryn province! This salt mine has been serving not only for getting this necessary substance, but also was turned into the special sanatorium in around 1980.

The sanatorium aims to cure the patients with allergic illnesses, the problems of breathing system, which include asthma, bronchitis and so on. There are spaces for more than a hundred patients inside, so they can come and spend some necessary time for such healing courses.

Asian Patagonia

Just like the “sister” of Great Canyons in the united states in Kyrgyzstan, there is another version of Patagonia in South America and they call it as Asian Patagonia!

You will find yourself in an incredibly huge area surrounded with mountains, trees and rivers with pristine water flowing. This mountain adventure is the perfect choice for especially this season – spring, when the nature is showing off all its beauty possible and giving fresh colors to the world.

I would advise you to take your time exploring the place, because it is once in a lifetime experience and you definitely want to enjoy the peace out of your daily worries for as much as possible.

Spring in Canyons

Anyone, who has heard of Grand Canyon of the United States must have a deep ambition to see it at least once in a lifetime. Wonderful dream it is, but what if there is no chance of reaching that place yet? Where else to search for something like that? Let me help you through this!

There is an interesting canyon in Kyrgyzstan, called Komorchek. The shape and color of this canyon reminds of that very Grand Canyon in the U.S. There are special tours to that place in spring, since it is one of the best seasons to visit. You can now click here to see and check out one of those offers made by Kyrgyz tour agencies.

Karakol Paragliding

Our today’s destination is not new for you guys. You have already been there virtually and hopefully, some of have already enjoyed skiing on the slopes of it as well! I am talking about the best ski resort of Kyrgyz Republic – Karakol!

It is not news for you to know either that Karakol offers a wide range of entertainment options except for skiing. The one, which is perfect for this season of spring and summer, is paragliding! So now you have the second choice between Suusamyr from the last post and Karakol! The video below is a perfect reflection of people’s joy in the ski resort during paragliding!

Happiness of Flying

We will not go far away from the enchanting valley of Suusamyr today, because there is something else to explore for us with you, guys!

It turns out that Suusamyr is visited not only by the ski fans… How did I find out? I remember seeing one of the coolest photos of my friend on social network – it was taken during the process of flying! He was high above the sky flying among the clouds and making the best of life! Naturally, what I asked first was: “Wow! Where is that?” So I found that it is region very close to  Suusamyr, which provides that cool destination for this activity.

It may be a bit early to fly at the moment, but I guess it is good to keep an eye on such awesome plans for you future spring picnics and weekends with your family and friends! The days are getting warmer and sunnier, so the happiness of flying is also very close!

Heart of Tian Shan

So close to spring and maybe even after the season of spring comes, these guys made an awesome trip to go for winter activities. As you can see, they are in Suusamyr, but what place is that actually?

Suusamyr is a wonderful valley, literally the winter wonderland of Tian Shan mountains. They also call it the Heart of the Great mountain range. The height of the peaks can reach up to four thousand anf even more!

Let us check out what this valley of winter sports can promise to its visitors:


 

“Shymbulak”


We will keep on exploring the skiing opportunities, since it still feels like winter despite the end of it. I guess, we have discovered enough of the places in Kyrgyzstan and now we can go out of the country and look around a bit.

So, one of the nicest and closest destinations from Bishkek city would be the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan! These two nations are actually a lot like each other in their culture, traditions, clothes, food and so much more. However, when you enter Almaty, you will see noticable difference in the development of the city.

There are so many comparisons to be done between two cities, but let us just go ahead and take a look at what Almaty has for the lovers of winter sports.

Shymbulak is the ski resort that Almaty can be very proud of! Built with the latest technologies, the resort offers all the conditions necessary. The territory is huge with perfect snow condition, modern sky lifts and much more!

“Nooruz”

I still find it really interesting why they named such place as “Nooruz”… The thing is, there is another nice destination for skiing in Kyrgyzstan, which is called Nooruz. Since the famous traditional spring (!) holiday is also called the same, it makes me feel weird…

Anyways, welcome to Nooruz ski base! This place is one of the most comfortable ones for skiing in terms of a distance between the country’s capital and the ski base. It takes just about 30 km of drive from Bishkek till you get to Nooruz ski base.

Located on the altitude of over a thousand and nine hundred meters, the ski complex gives enough opportunities to enjoy your favorite winter sports, including skiing, freeride or snowboarding.

There definitely is a difference between Karakol or Orlovka and Nooruz, such as the popularity of Karakol is of course much higher or the dishes may not be as various as in Orlovka, however, the spirit of winter still can be felt and the fun weekends are guaranteed!