Skiing in Kyrgyzstan: fresh powder, pristine rides and great value

Skiing in Kyrgyzstan: fresh powder, pristine rides and great value
 

‘We’ll have eight beers, a jug of fermented mare’s milk and a plate of the horsemeat sausage please.” As après-ski rounds go, it’s an unusual one. But then a truck stop in rural Kyrgyzstan is far from your average slope-side bar. And instead of the Alpine offering of vin chaud, tartiflette and herbal liqueur génépi, it serves Kymyz (also called kumis, a bitter, alcoholic concoction made of horse’s milk) and beşbarmaq (horse sausage served with noodles). The clientele, mostly lorry drivers, seem slightly bemused by our presence, and grin as we take turns trying the strange fare.
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9 October 2016 in Travel, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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