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

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THE GREENS OF KYRGYZSTAN

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ROAD TO ISSY KUL

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ISSY KUL LAKE

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PARASAILING AT ISSY KUL

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ALA ARCHA PARK

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PEOPLE OF BISHKEK

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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.