Took a walk through sunny Bishkek:
It felt very different from the last time I had been there. There seemed to be more optimism in the air. I guess the sun and the blue sky made all the difference.
I went directly to the Tsum (Цум), a large shopping center:
I wanted to get a sim-card with a massive data plan, which took me a while to obtain. This little guy with the hat was there with his mom:
Then I looked at some computer screens and found these two dudes living the good life:
I needed new passport photographs, so I decided to get my picture taken:
When I asked the owner of the photo studio if I looked handsome he said “very”:
I knew it was a lie:
I didn’t look handsome at all.
But even ugly people can get something to drink at one of the lemonade stands that populate the intersections of downtown Bishkek:
And they can get their weight measured on Chuy Avenue:
I paid 5 som and found out that I apparently clocked in at 98.0kg:
And then I found this:
Have you ever wondered who they are, and where they are, the people who own the shit out of you in Dota?
Well, I think I found some of them today:
By the way, the girl that worked the counter was smoking hot, so I really don’t understand why these guys always seem to be so mad when they are playing.
I went to Osh Bazaar after this:
I looked around for a while:
And then I found what I had been looking for:
A green air mattress and an inflatable ring that looked like a giant donut.
Oh, and I used my new bluetooth speaker to listen to the most awesome Russian Ska band!