Scenes of Osh, Kyrgyzstan

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by Joshua Foust on 10/19/2011 · 1 comment

From the skyline to some farm animals, to cars and walks in the park, Osh is more than just ethnic cleansing and broken politics.

There is a new mosque, almost finished near the foot of Sulaiman Hill.

A lovely cafe to eat shashlyk.

Shashlyk. Need I say more?

The unidentifiable fly covered hanging Central Asian meats we all know is secretly delicious.

These kids owned that soccer field, and wanted to make sure I knew about it.

There was a great Top Gear episode about these infernal machines. Destroy them all, with riots and fire.

A lovely autumn walk home along the Ak-Bura River.


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John Walker October 31, 2011 at 8:37 am

Wow!!! Osh is awwesssommmeee!! They have shashlyk and cars??? Wowwooww wiewwaa.

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