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Got into another marshrutka today:

It was going to take me into the mountains and up to lake Issyk-kul. The ride took four hours, and this was my view out of the window:

We stopped only once on our way up:

And then I was finally there, in Kaji-Say, a small village on the Southern shore of the lake:

I had been there before, in the fall of 2014, during my first visit to Central Asia.

This was what I had seen back then:


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I liked this little place very much.

The old sanatorium where I had stayed that time was still there:

I went up to the door and knocked, but there was no one to be found. In the end a neighbor phoned the owners for me.

We didn’t recognize each other. But I got a room.

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