Kyrgyzstan: Simply Another World

By Kristina Khoo-Rhodes

November 2023 U-40
main image
We were lucky to spot herds of wild yaks in Song Kul Lake.
“BUT WHY KYRGYZSTAN?” my friend asked, puzzled.“Well… it’s beautiful,” was all I could say. How do I explain to someone who loves the bright lights and fast pace of city life, and whose idea of a perfect holiday involves sipping cocktails by a pool, that I have been dreaming of open wide spaces, lush mountains and wild animal spotting— preferably, with nobody else in sight.“Barbados is beautiful,” he retorted with a laugh.After a recent hiking trip to the Brecon Beacons...

Subscribe to our e-archive to read our older articles.

Kristina Khoo-Rhodes

is a former journalist with an interest in new media and social justice. A university lecturer by profession, she is happily married to her English husband, and is always planning for their next spine-chilling adventure. She does not take life too seriously, and occasionally daydreams about living the van life.