PANAM-SUR 2012
Bishkek
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Kyrgyzstan- land of rugged mountain ranges, soaring peaks, glaciers and iceblue lakes

Kyrgyzstan- land of rugged mountain ranges, soaring peaks, glaciers and iceblue lakes
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The only country in Central Asia that doesn't require a visa anymore

The only country in Central Asia that doesn't require a visa anymore
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The majority of the trucks and cars are secondhand deals from Germany

The majority of the trucks and cars are secondhand deals from Germany
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Only a few kilometers from the border to the capital Bishkek

Only a few kilometers from the border to the capital Bishkek
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Bishkek- green, quiet and very laid back; not really a cosmopolitan capital

Bishkek- green, quiet and very laid back; not really a cosmopolitan capital
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Lots of Soviet-era buildings and statues, this is the Postamt / post office

Lots of Soviet-era buildings and statues, this is the Postamt / post office
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The State Historical Museum

The State Historical Museum
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Statue of the Warrior Manas

Statue of the Warrior Manas
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The Ala-Too Square

The Ala-Too Square
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Great backdrop of the Kyrgyz Alatoo range

Great backdrop of the Kyrgyz Alatoo range
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The "White House"- seat of the Kyrgyz government and the president's office

The "White House"- seat of the Kyrgyz government and the president's office
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Panfilov Park

Panfilov Park
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Lenin- relocated from the main square to a second-row location

Lenin- relocated from the main square to a second-row location
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The American University in Central Asia

The American University in Central Asia
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The TsUM Department Store

The TsUM Department Store
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The German Embassy

The German Embassy
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Osh Bazaar

Osh Bazaar
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Local police is driving BMW

Local police is driving BMW
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'Nan' bread, especially delicious when hot out of the oven

'Nan' bread, especially delicious when hot out of the oven
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The yurt-shaped WW II monument on Victory Square

The yurt-shaped WW II monument on Victory Square
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The Tajik Embassy

The Tajik Embassy
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The famous Steinbräu Restaurant with authentic German food and Gemütlichkeit

The famous Steinbräu Restaurant with authentic German food and Gemütlichkeit
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Too many doubles to count...

Too many doubles to count...
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...serving as public transportation everywhere throughout Kygyzstan

...serving as public transportation everywhere throughout Kygyzstan
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Leaving the capital

Leaving the capital