A TRIP TO KYRGYZSTAN

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After my trip to Sri Lanka, I promised myself to travel every year. Sri Lanka showed me a different story about traveling. It was an application of  “Live life to the fullest”. So after that year, I found myself pursuing and praying for a new country. A door opened for me despite having no work— I was invited to volunteer for ENC Kyrgyzstan. I wrote on my Instagram, "With no job and no budget to even book a ticket, it was by faith and not by sight when I prayed for the mission trip to Kyrgyzstan. I felt hopeless. 3 days before the trip and I see no progress. I accepted it wholeheartedly that maybe, it's not my time yet. But God promised and He honored my heart. I was booked for a flight to Kyrgyzstan a day before the trip and all expenses got covered (with the help of people and an "unknown" person I call a blessing).  All I could utter was "God". He is indescribable."

I didn’t take a lot of photos during the trip. We were tight on schedule when we arrive and went straight to the meeting place to travel to Issy Kul. It was a three-day camp plus 3 days stroll at Bishkek. One of my most favorite parts was the food. It was amazing and the rest was history!

Hopefully, I get to visit Kyrgyzstan again for a wild winter vacation. But for now, here are some of the pictures I managed to get. I won’t justify the trip but every single photo brings a lot of memories.

SNOWCAP MOUNTAINS OF KYRGYZSTAN

THE GREENS OF KYRGYZSTAN

ROAD TO ISSY KUL

ISSY KUL LAKE

PARASAILING AT ISSY KUL

ALA ARCHA PARK

PEOPLE OF BISHKEK

It's not much but I hope you guys enjoyed these photos. It's visa upon arrival if you are planning to visit. It cost us about $60 and it will only take 5 minutes to get an approval (if there's no line).

Instagram photos: #HowToKyrgyzstan

Photos were taken using Fujifilm X-E1 18-55 / Lightroom edit using "beach" and "chill" Escape Journal preset.