After spending almost a week in Bishkek, it was time to get the backpack on again and head towards Karakol, the main town in the Issyk-Kul region, east of Kyrgyzstan. We spent 4 days there, where we were able to see a wonderful mountain landscape, the huge Issyk-Kul lake and heve some small New Year's celebration.
We took our backpack and went to Bishkek's bus station. After almost a week without carrying it, we were back on the road! At the station, after checking different prices, we jumped into a marshrutka which, for 300 soms, would take us to Karakol, the capital of the Issyk-Kul region, probably the most visited in Kyrgyzstan. The most visited in the summer, definitely not in the winter, as we were the only tourists there.
Born in Barcelona and raised in Olot, I've been interested in travelling since I was a child, when every Summer I crossed Spain from coast to coast with my parents. Listening to my siblings' stories about their trips all over the world also helped, as well as watching Around the World with Willy Fog on TV :)
As I grew up, and while I was still studying... read more