Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, With Mountains

by Joshua Foust on 10/15/2011 · 2 comments

Bishkek really is a beautiful city, even if some parts are run down. I like it, a lot.

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Ryan October 16, 2011 at 8:18 am

I totally agree.

Jakob October 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

even though it has mountains close, bishkek is one of only two major cities in central and south asia (the other lahore), that relies 100% on groundwater sources for its water supply.

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