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Issyk Kul

Driving my van through Caucasus, Persia and Central Asia for one year...

[En]

4 long winter months between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan following falconers and the first nomadic migrations of May. 4 months trying to get warm in the snowy streets of Bishkek. 4 months hanging around Issyk Kul lake and finally heading to the Pamir mountains (Tajik and Afghan) who will end this long journey of 15 months along Caucasus, Persia and Central Asia ...

> Follow my route day after day on Facebook and Instagram (@karesleroy)

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[Fr]

4 longs mois d’hiver entre le Kazakhstan et le Kirghizistan à suivre les chasseurs aigliers et les premieres migrations nomades du mois de Mai. 4 mois à tenter de se réchauffer dans les rues enneigées de Bishkek. 4 mois à tourner autour du lac Issyk Kul avant de réellement reprendre la route vers le Pamir (Tadjik et Afghan) qui clôtureront ce long voyage de 15 mois entre le Caucase, la Perse et l’Asie Centrale…

> Interviewé sur le site de Novastan en Avril, vous pouvez lire l'article en cliquant ici

> Suivez ma route jour après jour sur Facebook et Instagram (@karesleroy)

On the road  | KYRGYZSTAN

Circumcision ceremony of a young boy of Arslanbob | KYRGYZSTAN

Over 1000 people gathered for a circumcision ceremony of a young boy of Arslanbob | KYRGYZSTAN

An Aksakal ("white beard)" of Arslanbob | KYRGYZSTAN

Throughout the day, the public will be able to admire wrestling | KYRGYZSTAN

Preparing a meal for more than 1,000 people | KYRGYZSTAN

A giant Plova cult dish of Central Asia, in which rice is cooked with carrot and garlic | KYRGYZSTAN

Circumcision ceremony of a young boy of Arslanbob | KYRGYZSTAN

The Jeti-Ögüz Rocks is a geological protected area. The name derives from the rock formation's resemblance to seven bulls and a legend about a khan's unfaithful wife. The rock formation is a well-known landmark in Kyrgyzstan and is seen as a national or regional symbol, and hence is the subject of paintings, songs, and even music videos | KYRGYZSTAN

A famous falconer of Bokonbayev and his eagle| KYRGYZSTAN

Eagles hunt wolves, foxes and rabbits | KYRGYZSTAN

The beginning of a hunting | KYRGYZSTAN

Gengis, 8 years old, the youngest falconer of Kazakhstan | KAZAKHSTAN

Shaman in Bishkek | KYRGYZSTAN

Kyrgyz pattern | KYRGYZSTAN

Issyk Kul lake | KYRGYZSTAN

Me on the peaks overlooking Issyk Kul lake | KYRGYZSTAN (photo by Charline Gerbault / ITWIA)

The Issyk Kul rider | KYRGYZSTAN

Kyrgyz Portraits | KYRGYZSTAN

Construction of the first yurts of the season | KYRGYZSTAN

A woman preparing the Kumis, a fermented dairy product traditionally made from mare's milk. The drink remains important to the peoples of the Central Asian steppes | KYRGYZSTAN

Kyrgyz nomadic babyKyrchyn pasture | KYRGYZSTAN

The woman in the yurt uses a Samovar to boil water, which is typically used to make tea in Central Asia and Russia | KYRGYZSTAN

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Photographs and Texts by Kares Le Roy  

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