Justins World

Moving on up to Song-Kul

After a plate full of delicious pancakes for breakfast we visited the local felt shop.  Here you could buy funny Kyrgyz felt hats (check the photos), felt bags, felt carpets and random felt stuff.  The felt carpets felt wonderful under foot, but not as durable as my baby camel neck hair carpet. Then again they were cheaper also.

Three wise men

Three wise men

We then started the long winding drive up to the lake of Song-kul, which sits 3000 meters above sea level. The views were stunning, except as I found out I’m not great with traveling on bumpy roads in trucks, so I failed to fully admire the scenery at risk of vomiting.

Heading to Song-Kul

Heading to Song-Kul

The lake it self sits on grasslands surrounded by snow capped mountains. Truly beautiful scenery, if dotted by a few too many yurt camps IMO. We had a wonderful dinner of lamb and vegetables on some large flat pasta.  I went to bed with a full stomach in the yurt which although as cold as a tent, contained plenty of blankets and I slept nice and warm over night.

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