Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan - Polarsteps
We travel to 'stan' nr three today (stan stands for 'country of', just like in Europe we have 'land' like Nederland), Kyrgyzstan.. We have a lady taxi-driver today.
The Oezbek border is easy today. The only thing they check are all the pictures we made so far. The Kyrzyg guards befriend Hubert (he would be a good wrestler according to them, and they talk football), so easypeasy.
We arrive in the afternoon at Arslanbob where we arrange a home-stay with CBT (a Kyrgyz tourist organisation for the benefit of the local community - we love them, they arrange fair prices, are professional and speak English). We stay at home-stay nr 16 with Israel and his family. (Only downside is the horrible outside toilet/hole in ground.. But that's part of the country)
Meet the stans