PANAM-SUR 2012
Osh & The Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
23.9.2012- Osh 238
Marshrutkas (public mini buses) in Osh

Marshrutkas (public mini buses) in Osh
23.9.2012- Osh 318
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Entrance to Jayma Bazaar

Entrance to Jayma Bazaar
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Teatime in one of the chaikhanas around the market

Teatime in one of the chaikhanas around the market
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7.10.2012- Osh 013
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23.9.2012- Osh 163
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26.9.2012- Osh 058
26.9.2012- Osh 059
26.9.2012- Osh 057
5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 042
German 'Feinstaubplakette'

German 'Feinstaubplakette'
5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 043
5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 046
5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 047
5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 052
Osh- major center of Kyrgyzstan, but with more than 40% Uzbek population

Osh- major center of Kyrgyzstan, but with more than 40% Uzbek population
23.9.2012- Osh 069
More in tune with Uzbekistan and the rest of the Fergana Valley...

More in tune with Uzbekistan and the rest of the Fergana Valley...
23.9.2012- Osh 242
... leads often to ethnic tensions which boiled over in 2010 when Osh was burning within a day...

... leads often to ethnic tensions which boiled over in 2010 when Osh was burning within a day...
23.9.2012- Osh 266
...200 people died and 200.000 others were displaced

...200 people died and 200.000 others were displaced
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23.9.2012- Osh 249
Weddings are taken very seriously...

Weddings are taken very seriously...
5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 053
...and families are spending a huge amount of money on it

...and families are spending a huge amount of money on it
23.9.2012- Osh 243
24.9.2012- Osh 030
Recommended Mercedes shop

Recommended Mercedes shop
24.9.2012- Osh 015
23.9.2012- Osh 338
The crew knows our model inside-out

The crew knows our model inside-out
24.9.2012- Osh 053
Next to the auto repair was a 'Tandyr' (typical Central Asia bread oven) builder

Next to the auto repair was a 'Tandyr' (typical Central Asia bread oven) builder
24.9.2012- Osh 033
24.9.2012- Osh 037
He's getting $25 for this size 'Tandyr' or 'Tandoori'

He's getting $25 for this size 'Tandyr' or 'Tandoori'
24.9.2012- Osh 039
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Freshly slaughtered goat for lunch

Freshly slaughtered goat for lunch
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'Osh' or Plov- a typical dish in all of Central Asia

'Osh' or Plov- a typical dish in all of Central Asia
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It's mens business only of course, but they didn't forget me and fixed me a plate too

It's mens business only of course, but they didn't forget me and fixed me a plate too
24.9.2012- Osh 114
Felt production next door

Felt production next door
23.9.2012- Osh 339
Mogdinjon and his two 15 year old helpers Anwarjon and Arabboy

Mogdinjon and his two 15 year old helpers Anwarjon and Arabboy
26.9.2012- Osh 002
Back on the road in Osh

Back on the road in Osh
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The Rabat Abdullah Khan Mosque

The Rabat Abdullah Khan Mosque
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Salomon's Throne- a important pilgrimage place for centuries where prophet Mohammed once prayed himself

Salomon's Throne- a important pilgrimage place for centuries where prophet Mohammed once prayed himself
26.9.2012- Osh 016
Osh's friendly fire crew who provided us with water

Osh's friendly fire crew who provided us with water
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Fun in the park

Fun in the park
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University

University
7.10.2012- Osh 033
Another Mercedes specialist in Osh

Another Mercedes specialist in Osh
7.10.2012- Osh 030
We took advantage of all the specialists here in Osh and had a bit of maintanence done here

We took advantage of all the specialists here in Osh and had a bit of maintanence done here
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They were able to even fix the blower of our heater

They were able to even fix the blower of our heater
26.9.2012- Osh 064
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Making 'Nan'

Making 'Nan'
26.9.2012- Osh 069
Leaving the city

Leaving the city
27.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 065
27.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 051
On the road to Sary Tash and the border of Tajikistan which might be open or might be not

On the road to Sary Tash and the border of Tajikistan which might be open or might be not
27.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 071
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5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 003
5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 013
28.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 036
28.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 030
5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 034
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5.10.2012- Sary Tash to Osh 019
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27.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 198
Fata Morgana!

Fata Morgana!
4.10.2012- Murgab to Sary Tash 353 copy
Brand new road, built by the Chinese

Brand new road, built by the Chinese
4.10.2012- Murgab to Sary Tash 359
27.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 228
27.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 236
Chinese trucks bringing goods to Kygyzstan

Chinese trucks bringing goods to Kygyzstan
27.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 243
27.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 259
The little town of Sary Tash- conveniently sitting at the intersection of the roads to China and Tajikistan

The little town of Sary Tash- conveniently sitting at the intersection of the roads to China and Tajikistan
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The main border crossing Bor Döbo to the Pamir Hwy is definitly closed to all due to heavy fighting close to the Afghan border that left several people dead in July

The main border crossing Bor Döbo to the Pamir Hwy is definitly closed to all due to heavy fighting close to the Afghan border that left several people dead in July
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We are taking the road to the remote crossing Karamyk instead that is closed to all foreigners...

We are taking the road to the remote crossing Karamyk instead that is closed to all foreigners...
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...we might have to turn around

...we might have to turn around
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For the time being we are enjoying the views of the Pamir Alay mountains with Pik Lenin 7.134 m and Peak Kommunizma 7.495 m

For the time being we are enjoying the views of the Pamir Alay mountains with Pik Lenin 7.134 m and Peak Kommunizma 7.495 m
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The Kyrgyz border

The Kyrgyz border
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No problem to get the Kyrgyz departure stamp...

No problem to get the Kyrgyz departure stamp...
28.9.2012- Osh to Border Tajikistan 084
...but we still don't know if we'll be able to enter Tajikistan hier in Karamyk

...but we still don't know if we'll be able to enter Tajikistan hier in Karamyk