Tourism is really at its infancy, a situation I had never experienced before in my frequent travels and I loved it. What will happen when the world realizes the beauty of Kyrgyzstan and mass tourism hits this little country?
One of the things I loved the most during my trip was meeting the Kyrgyz people.
But at the same time I want the rest of the world to see it...
During my 10 days outside of the capital city Bishkek, I believe I crossed path with no more than 40 travelers from the western countries!
There are so few tourists, that the locals are intrigued by you.
They want to know more about you, where you come from and they always ask how beautiful you think Kyrgyzstan is.
For example, I took a cab early morning to capture the sunrise from the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Another day we had a great time at the Karakol market, learning about the animal prices and how to judge the value of a sheep (by the way you have to feel the fat).
' My experiences in this Central Asian country were so intense I just don't want it to change.He did not ask for anything for the 2 hours waiting next to me as I moved around and took hundreds of photographs. Next time he sees tourists at the market will he go to them first?With an average elevation of 2,750 meters (9000 feet), the country's road system is not well developed.Therefore it is quite a journey to reach famous locations.There is no money involve just meaningful exchanges with children and adults.