A farmer and his donkey on the main road through Rot-Front. The German community in the village near Bishkek helped the village to a certain degree of fame. In fact only a few Germans still live there - most of the inhabitants are Kyrgyz.
by: @m.bayazov - А ведь есть люди которые никогда не ночевали в палатке 😌.
А на небе только и говорят что об этом 😏. О том, что нет ничего вкуснее чем приготовленная на костре еда, о том, что сидя вокруг костра ты вспоминаешь и поёшь все песни под которые ты когда либо танцевал, о том, что это бесконечно прекрасно сидеть под звездным небом и радоваться жизни. Пойми, там никуда без этого😌.
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A while back I had a customer come in the store mentioning trips to see friends and family they had in Central Asia. We started talking about folk instruments and the komuz came up. A year or so later I get a message from them saying they brought one back. I was very excited and so we made a little trade. I really appreciate all of you out there!
The komuz is sort of like a fretless Woodrow (so much trickier to play 😜). They are strung with three strings and some of the popular tunings are fairly similar as well, using a fifth and octave and occasionally a fourth thrown in. If you’ve never heard of this instrument I urge you to look them up. I always love seeing other three stringers out there!
Hope you’re making some sweet music tonight. Take care out there ✌🏻
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📸 @toptotrips - Чуйская область, как административная единица была образована 14 декабря 1990 года. До 1939 года на этой территории создавались различные округи, кантоны, волосты. К примеру, с 1939 г. до 1959 г. называлась Фрунзенская область, а с 1939 г. различные районы республиканского подчинения. Вдоль всей территории проходит Кыргызский хребет или Кыргызский Ала-Тоо - самый длинный в Чуйской области и второй по величине в Кыргызстане горный хребет, протянувшийся с запада на восток на 454 км. Его отроги образуют множество речных долин и горных ущелий (Кара-Балта, Ак-Суу (Беловодск), Ала-Арча, Аламедин, Ысык-Ата, Кегети и другие), а также 582 ледника. Интересно, что на территории области сохранились различные исторические памятники: Георгиевский холм (каменный век), Аламединская стоянка древних людей, жилища бронзовой эпохи в Каинде и Жайылме, стоянка сако-усуньского периода в Кара-Балте. А вы бывали там?
Chuy region as an administrative unit was established on December 14, 1990. Until 1939, various districts, cantons, and volosts were created on this territory. For example, from 1939 to 1959 it was called the Frunze region, and from 1939 various districts of republican subordination. Along the entire territory runs the Kyrgyz Range or Kyrgyz Ala-Too, the longest in the Chuy region and the second largest mountain range in Kyrgyzstan, stretching from west to east for 454 km. Its spurs form many river valleys and mountain gorges (Kara-Balta, Ak-Suu (Belovodsk), Ala-Archa, Alamedin, Issyk-Ata, Kegeti and others), as well as 582 glaciers. It is interesting that various historical monuments have survived in the region: Georgevskyi Hill (Stone Age), the Alamedin site of ancient people, the Bronze Age dwellings in Kainda and Zhayylma, and the Sak-Usun period site in Kara-Balta. Have you ever been there?
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Passportization: the complicated, painful, run-around process which provides citizens of many post-Soviet republics with sleepless nights. Central Asia must be the worst offender, with subjective rules, bribes, and countless restrictions and documents needed to apply for passports - both internal and foreign. In 2010, Uzbekistan gradually started to introduce biometric passports, a welcome change from flimsy passports with type-written text and a glued-on picture. This poster informs the public that the old, non-biometric passports are valid as domestic ID only until December 31, 2019 (since 2016 they’ve been invalid for international travel). Andijan, Uzbekistan. September 2019. 🇺🇿 #passport#sovietsystem#uzbekistan#ozbekistan#andijan#andijon#centralasia#id#document#паспорт#паспортизация#андижан#узбекистан#средняяазия
UPG Prayer Focus...Yoruk
Description: The Yoruk are a distinct cultural group of nomadic shepherds who speak a Turkic language called Balkan Gagauz Turkish. They live along the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea in the Spring and Summer. In the Winter they live on the plains of Antioch.
• 🙏The traditional nomadic way of life of the Yoruk has been interrupted by an expansion of farming which has limited their pastureland. PRAY for creative ministry that will help them adapt to these changes and for special outreach to those still pursuing a nomadic lifestyle. • 🙏The Yoruk both travel and settle in "lineages" of related families who descend from a common ancestor. PRAY that the living patriarchs of these extended families might experience and embrace the power of the gospel through the Holy Spirit.
A Prayer: Heavenly Father, bless the families and homes of the Yoruk to seek your face and open their hearts to the revelation found in your Son Jesus.
Every year 4,000 (around 11 daily) Yoruk die without Christ, many of whom never hear the gospel in their lifetime. Eternity is in the balance and time is NOT on their side. Please PRAY! ⏰🙏 Photo: LicenseAttributionNoncommercial Some rights reserved by Colin Warren
The most liked post of 2019 this amazing shot of the Alabel by @ahmetdogankg 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Uzbekistan has a kaleidoscope of colours, but two always stick in my mind: the sandy grey of the desert; & the turquoise blue of the tiles. When it comes to the latter, nowhere can compare with the Shah-i Zinda necropolis, part of @unescoworldheritage Samarkand. The dozens of medieval tombs are the final resting places of Timurid royals & saints, & every one is clad in a unique & dazzling combination of blue & turquoise majolica tiles.
Series: Out the Window #1
This unedited shot was taken at 6.25 am. I was here the evening before and it was crowded as 😱🤪🤦🏻♀️....including a wedding!
So I decided to make it for sunrise and here I was promptly at 6am. It doesn’t open till 9 am but I found a few caretakers/monks having breakfast and I talked my way into letting me in. All by sign language!! 😝😂. I waited 5 mins for this Brazilian guy I met the night before while taking sunset pics at Registan. He was travelling solo and we helped take each other’s pics. He asked me where I was going to the next day and he said he’ll be there. I didn’t wait cos he wasn’t there at 6:05 🙄. He showed up at 7am but it was still nice and empty!
Shah-i-Zinda (“The Living King") is a necropolis in the north-eastern part of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. It is an avenue of Mausolea with a series of grand palatial tombs. The Shah-i-Zinda complex was formed over eight (from 11th till 19th) centuries and now includes more than twenty buildings.
Quintessential Bukhara. The combination of turquoise tiles, mud bricks, and Islamic calligraphy decorating the architecture is unmistakable. The Old Town is a @unescoworldheritage site, and an unmissable stop on any visit to Uzbekistan.