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

by Antonio Gil January. 15, 2017 1757 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 4 years ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Emilia 4 years ago

They were very kind people

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Tomie Poodle 4 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tomie Poodle 4 years ago

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

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G B 4 years ago

wonderful shot of congregating! :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to G B 4 years ago

They are incredibly generous.

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Francesc 4 years ago

Interesting set

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 4 years ago

Thanks Francesc

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 4 years ago

The mood was perfect for such a prayer

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Tim Rogers 4 years ago

Lovely set mate

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 4 years ago

Thanks Tim :-)

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Gillian Parsons 4 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gillian Parsons 4 years ago

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

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Amy Daniels 4 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 4 years ago

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

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Becky Brannon 4 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Becky Brannon 4 years ago

I also like that one my friend

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Jay Boggess 4 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years 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

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years 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.....

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years ago

Fond memories, no doubt about it :-)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years ago

:=D

Cheers!

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Maura Elko 4 years ago

Great shots! I love glimpses into different cultures :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Maura Elko 4 years ago

So do I :-)) Thanks Maura

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Stephanie Hyde 4 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 4 years ago

Exactly, no language required here. :-))

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Ben Mckechnie 4 years 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!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Ben Mckechnie 4 years ago

They are incredibly generous and kind people. Thanks Ben.

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