KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 5 (ON OUR WAY TO OSH –THE MEAL)

by Antonio Gil January. 15, 2017 1627 views

Mark's mother

Boots stay out


Tea or milk?

Jam, cake, tea, fresh milk, bread and butter - taken by Teresa

Taken by JS

Taken by JS

♫♫ Beauty and the Beast - Be Our Guest ♫♫

...

Inviting a Friend to Supper

By Ben Jonson

Tonight, grave sir, both my poor house, and I

Do equally desire your company;

Not that we think us worthy such a guest,

But that your worth will dignify our feast

With those that come, whose grace may make that seem

Something, which else could hope for no esteem.

It is the fair acceptance, sir, creates

The entertainment perfect, not the cates.

Yet shall you have, to rectify your palate,

An olive, capers, or some better salad

Ushering the mutton; with a short-legged hen,

If we can get her, full of eggs, and then

Lemons, and wine for sauce; to these a cony

Is not to be despaired of, for ou rmoney;

And, though fowl now be scarce, yet there are clerks,

The sky not falling, think we may have larks.

I’ll tell you of more, and lie, so you will come:

Of partridge, pheasant, woodcock, of which some

May yet be there, and god wit, if we can;

Knat, rail, and ruff too. Howsoe’er, my man

Shall read a piece of Virgil, Tacitus,

Livy, or of some better book to us,

Of which we’ll speak our minds, amidst our meat;

And I’ll profess no verses to repeat.

To this, if ought appear which I no tknow of,

That will the pastry, not my paper, show of.

Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be;

But that which most doth take my Muse and me,

Is a pure cup of rich Canary wine,

Which is the Mermaid’s now, but shall be mine;

Of which had Horace, or Anacreon tasted,

Their lives, as so their lines, till now had lasted.

Tobacco, nectar, or the Thespian spring,

Are all but Luther's beer to this Ising.

Of this we will sup free, butmoderately,

And we will have no Pooley, or Parrot by,

Nor shall our cups make any guilty men;

But, at our parting we will be as when

We innocently met. No simple word

That shall be uttered at our mirthful board,

Shall make us sad next morning or affright

The liberty that we’ll enjoy tonight.


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Emilia 2 years, 8 months ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Emilia 2 years, 8 months ago

They were very kind people

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 2 years, 9 months ago

#1 superb portrait !
#5 Un joli bracelet sur le bras. :)

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tomie Poodle 2 years, 9 months ago

hahahaha. Well seen my friend. I hadn't noticed it before :-))

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Glo B 2 years, 9 months ago

wonderful shot of congregating! :)

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Glo B 2 years, 9 months ago

They are incredibly generous.

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 9 months ago

Interesting set

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Francesc

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 9 months ago

I would feel like saying grace in such a place! Mxx

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 9 months ago

The mood was perfect for such a prayer

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers 2 years, 9 months ago

Lovely set mate

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Tim :-)

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 2 years, 9 months ago

Oh such sensible size teacups, and these shots give a feel of Home Sweet Home......

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Gillian Parsons 2 years, 9 months ago

We also drank vodka in teacups like these (in different occasions) :-))

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels 2 years, 9 months ago

Nothing like food, folks, and fun. Awesome photos Antonio

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you so much Amy. It was fun and unexpected :-)

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 2 years, 9 months ago

Great set! But I am definitely partial to all this shoes!!!!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Becky Brannon 2 years, 9 months ago

I also like that one my friend

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful heartwarming, friendly gathering images, so well enhanced by the choice of music & lyrics.....Bravo!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you so much my friend. The milk was so fresh that it still had fat on top of it :-)) Thank you for the message too Jay

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

My pleasure, Amigo!
I remember visiting my uncle's dairy farm & having raw milk, fresh from the cow.........yummy & rich, especially with my aunt's fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, still warm from the oven......fond memories.....

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

Fond memories, no doubt about it :-)

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

:=D

Cheers!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Maura Elko 2 years, 9 months ago

Great shots! I love glimpses into different cultures :)

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Maura Elko 2 years, 9 months ago

So do I :-)) Thanks Maura

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 9 months ago

Nothing like food and drink to bring people together in the best way.

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 9 months ago

Exactly, no language required here. :-))

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie 2 years, 9 months ago

Looks like a joyful little gathering. I miss Central Asia tea and the
sociable way in which the people enjoy it. Thanks for sharing this
Antonio!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Ben Mckechnie 2 years, 9 months ago

They are incredibly generous and kind people. Thanks Ben.

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