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Saturday, 25 August 2012
We stayed in Tamga, a tiny place near the lake. Aside from the stunning stary scenery at night, here's some of its other noteable bits.
It's a sleepy town nestled in the huge and stunning mountains. It's almost pitch black at night and as we walked down the main street in the dark there were children entertaining themselves singing songs together. Pictured above a local guy with a very cool hat; his wife was equally keen to be photographed.
'Pochta Telephon Telegraf;
- literally Post office, telephone, telegraph
Pictured above beneath the evening sky and with the mountains peeping up behind is the local post office offering telegraph services. This really is like something from the past - I can't believe that people use telegraphs?!
Kyrgyz Republic Military Ministry (roughly translated!)
Welcome to Tamga
The village sign, while still looking like a blast from the past, is a bit more in your face - it has been the subject of some target practice. It sits along side an old Soviet fighter jet with a big red star on its tale (also above).