If you’re travelling to Central Asia, then Kyrgyzstan is the perfect place to start. You’ll be welcomed by endless natural beauty. Just make sure you come at the right time of year – although there’s a fantastic network of homestays across the country, many of them open in the winter months, and roads can often be accessible. That’s good news for skiers!
The first time I sat down with a nomadic family for dinner, I lost count of how many dairy products were on the table. I couldn’t believe it! There was cream, kurut, fresh butter, kymyz, fresh milk for tea, and the list goes on.