On our way to Kyrgyzstan, we pass through Chary Canyon, or "Valley of Castle" with a picnic lunch by the river.
Scenery on our way to Lake Issyk Kul:
Still cranking to start the truck:
NOTE: Much of the road between Almaty and Lake Issyk Kul were unpaved, and the coach ride reminded me of my trip to India.
We stopped our bus to meet with these children:
Some in our group gave their Road Scholar caps to the children.
We had to stop often for livestock on the road:
Dinosaurs in the back garden of our hotel:
Some of the paths in the garden:
The pier on Lake Issyk Kul:
We spent only one night by the lake, and was on our way to Bishkek early the following morning.