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Arslanbob is a little village in the Kyrgyz mountains (okay, as the country is 95% mountains, that is not that unusual). What is unusual is the big walnut forest around the village. We had the luck to stay there at harvest time in Autumn which made it a marvellous stay. The hospitality and friendlyness of the people is fantastic. The man from the picture started a conversation with us while walking through the town, ignoring the fact that we did not have a common language. And after a while he invited us for tea. We agreed not knowing that this would end in a 4 hours stay with a lot more than just tea. When we left they even gave us a bag full of walnuts on the way. This experience was truly overwhelming.

Picture Gallery Arslanbob

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The bag full of walnuts that we got from the nice couple we shared “tea” with.

walnuts

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horse trekking

tap and toilet

yurt

toilet

the future is now

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A very demanding, but also rewarding three day trip. Especially the hot springs at the end of the trip :-D

Picture Gallery Altyn Arashan

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silk factory

silk factory

silk factory

traditional weaving

traditional weaving

While visiting the factory I was so fascinated by the silk cocoons that I needed to buy some. At the end of the day I was a proud owner of 1 kg silk cocoons :-)

silk cocoons

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silk cocoons

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brooch world map flexible

brooch

brooch

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As we had to wait almost two weeks for our kyrgyz visa in Tashkent, I took the chance to set up my little Jewellery Nomad workshop in our hostel room. It was actually good fun to be back at the work bench again.

work space in Tashkent 1

our room in Tashkent

new working techniques ;-)

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In Tashkent we stayed for one night with Zokir and his lovely relatives.

Dennis and Zokir

me and his family

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What a city. What ornaments. What buildings. Very impressive. But have a look on your own :-)

Picture Gallery Samarkand

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