Thomo’s Hole has a reader in Kyrgyzstan finally but still none from Kazakhstan. I remember my trip to Kazakhstan fondly (see Kazakhstan – First Impressions – First Contact). I would like to visit Kyrgyzstan (and Uzbekistan and Tajikistan for that matter as well) but I cannot see a way to get there in the immediate future. I’m not so much in a rush to get to Turkmenistan. Why Kyrgyzstan I hear you ask? One reason is to see one end of the Ferghana Valley and Jalalabad which lies on the edge of the valley. Another is, well, just to see it and to have a look around Bishkek as well.
Of course, I also want to see Tashkent in Uzbekistan and yes, I could see the Ferghana Valley in Uzbekistan as well as I could in Kyrgyzstan – but hey, you know how much I like to drift around. It would be kind of nice to visit all 5 of the old Soviet ‘stan republics. Maybe in a few years time.