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A simple yet tasty lunch πŸ˜ƒ This tends to be our go-to midday meal in #Kyrgyzstan ... a delicious tomato, crunchy cucumber, fresh bread and our favourite, chechil πŸ˜€
What's your go-to lunch when either travelling or at home? Do you take food with you or buy it when you're out?
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I worked in cafes when I was younger, and was always shocked by how much people would end up spending after a couple of visits each day... morning coffee and a muffin/raisin toast, then lunch with a drink, then a coffee around 3pm with a brownie or protein bar! Easily Aus$25 per day, 5 days a week! β˜•πŸ°πŸ΅πŸ©πŸ₯—πŸ₯πŸŒ―πŸ”πŸ₯™
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Crazy to think our daily travel budget is Aus$30 each per day 😎😁
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** Lee's published a new blog post detailing How Much We've Spent in One Year of Travel. Check it out on the link in our bio if you want to see whether we're Frugal Travellers or not πŸ˜†
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Radon bath at the Jeti-Γ–gΓΌz sanitorium - only 100 KGS for 10 minutes and the chance to experience old-school medical treatment 😁 We only had time for 2 sessions but were assured 7 or more would have worked wonders for our joints etc 😁
Blog post to follow soon!
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Back online after a wonderful 4 days at Jeti-Oguz, and a great sanitorium experience 🀣 This is the Broken Heart rock - one of the most photographed sights in Kyrgyzstan... not sure why πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Heading to Tong today, on the shores of Issyk-kΓΆl πŸ˜€
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Street scene in #jyrgalan, #kyrgyzstan, where the traffic on the high street is a group of horses 🐎 just plodding by 😍😍
I love chilling in places like this.
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Which places in the world make you happy?
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You know what... I love our followers but this is is our long term travel... note the scarf and fleece - this is summer in Jyrgalan! 🀣
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Horses, hills and running water... this is #Kyrgyzstan 😁
Having a wonderful 2 days in #Jyrgalan in the far east of the country. Have popped in to the USAid Development Centre to use the only WiFi in the village, as need to book accommodation back in Karakol for tomorrow night... then it's back to our guesthouse for a total Russian immersion πŸ˜ƒ
Wish we had longer but have had an amazing time!
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After a rough night weathering a nasty storm of snow, sleet, wind and hail, I wake in my frozen tent and am rewarded with this view on a crisp, clear morning!

Lake Ala-Kol in all its glory.

This is why we make the effort to hike to high places πŸ˜ƒβ›°πŸ”πŸ˜€
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#RealityNotGlamour means that we show you our travel experiences... even when they go against the perceived wisdom of everyone else πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜…
This is when I am so pleased I was able to get past everyone in the hostel being incredulous that I didn't want to hike off into the mountains on the incredibly popular Ala-kul trek... and when I'm pleased we always make sure we take too much food!
It makes a change for me to be the one to be on the video and as you can see, I'm not really that adept, but after the 7th attempt I was too wet to give it another go πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜
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Tank Memorial at Balykchy, near the shores of Issy Kul. Quite sobering to see the names of local men who had fallen in what must be the war in Afghanistan back when this was all part of the USSR, and the enemy was the USA 😒 Appropriately enough, this is when the storm clouds came overhead... β›…β›ˆοΈπŸŒ¦οΈ
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Finally... food with chilli and loads of flavour! This is Ashlan-fu, a cold and spicy Dungan soup with 2 types of noodles - thin wheat and thicker rice, with a chilli vinegar sauce and topped with fresh herbs. It was only 30 som and I'm definitely going to be going back to the dedicated alley in Karakol's Small Bazaar for the 3-4 days Lee will be trekking in the mountains! πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€
The 2nd dish was Mustapha's laghman, and was a tasty version of beef chow mein, but at 180 KGS I don't think I'll be going back as often πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜„
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Even better than a hostel dog or cat is a hostel #squirrel Shame he's so difficult to capture on video πŸ€£πŸ“½οΈπŸΏοΈπŸ˜„πŸŽ₯
Friends Guesthouse and Hostel in #Bishkek has this gorgeous red squirrel living in their garden... turns out he's quite partial to almonds πŸ˜πŸ˜‹β˜ΊοΈ
So for US$12 per night we get a double room with a fan, and entertainment at breakfast πŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ€£
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Lazy days on a slow train πŸš‚... If you want a bargain day out from Bishkek whilst waiting for visas we totally recommend the slow train to Balkychy. It costs 69 Som ($1 US) each way and takes 5 hours to get you to lake Issy Kul through some very impressive mountain scenery β›°πŸ”β›° It leaves at 6.40am and arrives at 11.20. Follow the locals' lead and take your swimming gear for a refreshing dip in the lake πŸ–πŸ– (we forgot!! 🀣) You’ll have 5 hours there before the return train to Bishkek at 5pm. It averages at around 30kph and watching the sun set over the mountains on the way home is the perfect way to end the day, and get in some reading for your onward travels 😎😎
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I love these Soviet-era vehicles! As soon as we see one, we start talking about buying it to turn into a home on wheels πŸ πŸšπŸš™πŸ—ΊοΈ πŸ˜ƒ

I don't know if it'll ever happen but it's a great way to pass the time when wandering around the quiet settlement of Balykchy on the western shores of Lake Issy Kul πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ€£
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