Kyrgyzstan

SUMMARY

I spent a lot of time in the Bishkek airport and was unable, due to flights, to see much of the country. The airport was 

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Country #44 - Kyrgyzstan

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Must see

Ala-Archa Gorge - mountainous valley great for hiking - main attraction in Kyrgyzstan

Issyk-Kul Lake - beautiful mountain and lake area

Altyn Arashan - hot springs, snow, and more mountains

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Kyrgyzstani som, but I had no problem paying by credit card. 

Local TRANSPORTATION

Taxis are the most common form of transportation for tourists. 

international transportation

I flew Pegasus Airlines from Istanbul (SAW) to Bishkek (FRU). I flew Tajik Air from Bishkek (FRU) to Dushanbe (DYU). I flew Avia Traffic Company from Dushanbe (DYU) to Bishkek (FRU). I flew Air Astana from Bishkek (FRU) to Almaty (ALA).

FOOD

I did not eat much but the few snacks that I had were Russian.

PLUGS / ADAPTERS

Kyrgyzstan uses standard European plug type C.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

None for U.S. citizens under 60 days. 

SAFETY

I felt very safe in the airport but don't have much advise otherwise.

SHOULD YOU VISIT?

Maybe? Only if you have time to actually explore the country. From what I could tell it was beautiful and I wish I had had more time!

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