The man who has everything

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The man who has everything!
To get to Tamga you cross the valley of flowers, but as it is autumn there are not that many flowers left. It is still good for a proper hike along the river and great Kyrgyz scenery. We make our way to the valley and are greeted by first a herde of sheeps and than a herde of cows. After these greeting commitees we meet a friendly Kyrgyz man on a horse, who lives up in the mountains in the very last yurt, we can even ride his horse.

When we reach the valley of the flowers, we decide to go to the waterfall instead. The path to the waterfall leads us up to the mountains and eventually to the old man's yurt. As we have little time left we take the old man's invitation to see his yurt. In the yurt we are served some kind of yoghurt they make them theirselves which is very tastefull and good. They normally stay from April to October in the yurts before they go back to the village, this year they will leave the yurt on October 10th. The old man, 62 years old, would love to stay in yurt the entire year as he says "I have everything" ; 12 horses, 80 sheeps, 8 cows and 20 goats. Yup can't think of anything else that one might need. He aslo mentiones that his wive works in the village as a secretary. I stand corrected he does have everything, a wife who pays the bills what more could you possibly want ;-).

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The man who has everything!
The man who has everything!
photo by: hyo