Day 45 – Bishkek


Generally feeling worn out after little sleep on the bus the night before and a busy day at the Tajikistan Embassy, I spent the day here in Bishkek sleeping at the hostel.

A cozy guesthouse in Bishkek / ビシュケックのホステル(キルギス)


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13 thoughts on “Day 45 – Bishkek

  • Mum

    The hostel looks very nice – what you an see of it from the photo. Bishkek looks like a very nice city. I got the impression of wide streets and interesting architecture.

  • Aunty Jenny

    Not surprising you feel worn out after a bout of diahorrea. Actually, you have been very fortunate so far with your health. Lets pray it stays that way.

  • Aunty Les

    I've been waiting a couple of days for the downloads to be downloaded, ever since the blog entry for Karakol.

    Great shame about the camera batteies, so no pics from Sharin Canyon. Interesting landscape in around the canyon, rather bleak though.

    What's the lake near Karakol like?

  • Aunty Les

    Hi Rob

    This is from your Nana. I have been following your trip at your parent's place in Gladstone for the last few weeks. I came home yesterday. We did a trip of 1200ks from Gladstone to Brisbane down the interior and it seemed a long way. I can't imagine what your trip looks like. Lots of prayer going up on your behalf. You will have to put all this in a book when you get home and make lots of money!!! Much love, Nana

  • Rob Thomson Post author

    Peter Parnes, thank you for your comments. You are most welcome to join. Just remember though that it's gonna get fairly cold from here on in! I am quite looking forward to the winter leg through Europe though…

  • Rob Thomson Post author

    Mum, Bishkek was actually a really nice city. Masses of green – lots of oak trees lining the streets. When I was there the acorns were dropping, so occassionally I would be accosted by a stray one.

  • Rob Thomson Post author

    Nanna, I read the full report of the trip to Oz in an email from Mum. Sounds like you hit the big time with those precious stones, aye? I would have loved to have been with you guys. The next part of my trip I think you will enjoy. Lots of mountains and mountian lakes. Where I will be riding there will be peaks over 6000m on either side of the road…

  • Rob Thomson Post author

    Aunty Les, lake Issy-kol is rather bleak actually. They do not seem to be making the most of it, so even from the road you cannot see it most of the time. It's not like the lakes in NZ where you drive right next to it with the lake in view. I hope to get closer to it over the next few days though when I make my way down to Osh.

  • Rob Thomson Post author

    Joeru, the beard will remain untouched by any blade until I return to New Zealand. Expect some good things towards the end of the trip!