Off the beaten path: Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is the land of ancient Scyths, the largest walnut forests and the possible grave site of Genghis Khan. The country has a lot to offer for the off the beaten path travelers that like to explore its mountains, meet the nomadic tribes with their weird customs, have some unusual food, learn about the fascinating history of this country and maybe even unravel some mysteries of the Issuk Kul lake.

The sunken palace and treasures of Issyk Kul

The multiple legends about the Issyk Kul lake still make historians, archaeologists and treasure hunters wonder what the origins of the ruins beneath the water are and where the treasures are coming…

The red mountains of Jeti-Oguz

Jeti-Oguz, located 28 km west of Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, is a beautiful rock formation famous by its bright red color, healing springs, dark legends and natural beauty. Jeti-Oguz translates as The Valley…