KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 10 (BISHKEK – WANDERING AROUND THE CITY XI – THE MOVIE DIRECTOR)

by Antonio Gil July. 13, 2017 1341 views

We were wandering around Bishkek when we saw scores of well-dressed people entering into a theater, and one of our "shameless" traveler friends asked what was all the fuss about. The doormen told us it was a tribute to a renowned Kyrgyz movie director called Bolot Shamshiev, and then this same friend told them we were from Portugal and that one of us was a popular movie critic and unexpectedly they invited us in. So we ended very poorly dressed and with our backpacks inside a place full of famous Kyrgyz people. Only in this country.

Bolot Shamshiev

Bolot Shamshiev

 ♫♫ Clip from one of his movies - Белый пароход_1 ♫♫

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

WOW! What a wonderful happenstance! Great photo reportage, Antonio!  What a treat for one & all, it must have been & for us as well! Thanks!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

Every corner in this country had a surprise waiting for us smiley

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Surprises we might never have seen, had it not been for You 2! 
Thanks for taking us along, on this "Magical Mystery Tour"!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

That would be a great title to use. Thanks my friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Hey, it worked for the Beatles....right?
My pleasure!
:=D
Cheers!

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Amy Daniels Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

The black and white of the lady with her back turned looks like old Hollywood which was a magical time. And because we can't see her face and see the head covered makes that photo mysterious as well. What a great moment Antonio and great observation Jay

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you for your cinephile comment dear friend. smiley

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Jay Boggess Replied to Amy Daniels 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks, Sis!

:-D

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

😊

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Heike 2 years, 4 months ago

Great story and another great experience for you !

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 2 years, 4 months ago

One after another. smiley Thanks dear Heike

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Tim Rogers 2 years, 4 months ago

That's an adventure mate

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 2 years, 4 months ago

Out of this world, at least the world we know.

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Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

How interesting!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Stephanie

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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 4 months ago

Never mind the photos, what a wonderful story! 
Love it! Mxx

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 4 months ago

Everything happened to us in this crazy trip. Imagine something like this in a European country. If they saw us with our backpacks they would call the police. And some of us were even interviewed by a reporter from a radio station smiley

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Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Great life work!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

It sure was, and we not knowing how ended in the same place with him smiley

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

#3 my favourite.again nice set

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Peter. Everything happened in this trip

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