KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 11 (ALA-ARCHA NATIONAL PARK)

by Antonio Gil July. 26, 2017 1355 views
Before departure to Ala-Archa National Park

Before departure to Ala-Archa National Park

Portable arm rest

Portable arm rest

Ala-Archa National Park

Ala-Archa National Park

Help is needed here. What the hell does that mean?

Help is needed here. What the hell does that mean?

Inside the park

Inside the park

Suicide Bomber Attacks Chinese Embassy In Bishkek

We took a long time to get to Ala-Archa national park because almost all the roads were closed, and there were police control stops all over the place. This is why:

On 30 August 2016, a car rammed through the gates of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and exploded. The driver of the car (a suicide bomber) was killed; three embassy employees were injured.

The three people wounded were all Kyrgyz citizens who worked at the embassy. The bomber is believed to be a Uyghur, an ethnic group primarily living in the Xinjiang region of China, and has reportedly been engaged in an insurgency in China for decades.

A Kyrgyzstan government agency pointed the finger at Nusra allied Syrian based Uighurs. The embassy bombing was ordered by Sirojiddin Mukhtarov aka Abu Saloh who commands Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad in Nusra Front alongside Uighurs in Syria. Khalilova Zoira, an ethnic Uighur ETIM agent was the perpetrator of the bombing.

Wikipedia

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Andi Saw 1 year, 9 months ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 9 months ago

And not expensive smile

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- Kim - 2 years, 3 months ago

Love Pictures #1 and #5!

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to - Kim - 2 years, 3 months ago

My favorites too. smiley

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 3 months ago

Glad you returned home safely.
I am awestruck with the last. Mxx

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 3 months ago

Never a dull moment. smiley

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pam Brighton 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes 5 is amazing!

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pam Brighton 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks dear Pam smiley

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 3 months ago

This place is getting higher on my list to visit, thanks to you Antonio. #5 has to be my fav.

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 3 months ago

I really hope you visit it my friend. Thank you so much

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 3 months ago

Last one amazing composition

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 3 months ago

It was almost the first sight we've encountered when we entered into the Park. Thanks a lot my friend

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 3 months ago

Oh the drama of #5!  Where can I get me a portable arm rest smiley

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 3 months ago

Buy a ticket to Kyrgyzstan smiley Thanks dear friend

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

That might be out of my price range satisfied No need to go when I can live vicariously through you!

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Old Monk 2 years, 3 months ago

There is a lot of things I use to learn from your photographs of a hill... I love the perception you use to hold while covering a hill top.. it's beautiful.. keep inspiring my friend.. blush

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Old Monk 2 years, 3 months ago

Thank you so much for your inspiring words my friend. smiley

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Old Monk Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

Cheers my friend.. . +1

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

#4 obviously, something was lost in the translation...(grin) - probably meant something to the effect of do not "take apart or mangle".....#2 very creative invention#1 a wary look for the cameraman....#5 love the perspective in this one- really emphasises the rugged nature of this wild part of the world, speaking of which, I guess there's no place on earth, so remote, that the ugly struggle for political power is absent.....sigh......
Fascinating series!

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

We had it all here. Not a single dull moment. Thanks my friend.

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for sharing all the excitement with us!!!

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 3 months ago

#1 The gentleman looks as if he has many stories he could tell. #5 first I am glad you made there safely . It has such a rugged beauty to it . I am betting I could spend many days there even if I did not have a camera I could still spend many days there.

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks Russel. This place is wonderful with or without a camera.

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
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