Kyrgyzstan: The mountainous heart of the old Silk Road beating stronger for this old backpacking nomad

Kyrgyzstan: The mountainous heart of the old Silk Road beating stronger for this old backpacking nomad

(This is the first of four blogs on last month’s three-week trip through Central Asia) KARAKOL, Kyrgyzstan — I’ve had a weird fascination with former communist countries ever since I went to Hungary and Yugoslavia in 1978. Coming from knee-jerk liberal University of Oregon, where the sociology department was just to the left of Karl […]