To Central Asia by Bicycle Kyrgyzstan – The bazaar in Osh Dorenda found the biggest choice of
hair bands in Kyrgyzstan. Maybe she’ll even choose something. I don’t see any regular ones without add-ons. Yesterday we arrived in Osh. Now we took a minibus to the bazaar and we’re going to walk around there. The tomatoes are 20 som. That’s not expensive. 20 som is one zloty per kilo, that’s cheap. At the stall of this woman we bought
washing powder. 3 in 1. Also for handwash. So one point on our list is done. We even ate an icecream as a bonus. We’re going to try this. It’s something like manta. How is this called? Uruma. With meat and potatoes. Meat and potatoes, right? Where are you from?
– From Poland. I think there’s also onion in it. Thank you. The bazaar is on both sides of this river
flowing through Osh. Here were the halls with food.
Tomatoes, cucumbers… Dry products such as cereals,
pasta, rice, etcetera. Meat. Food in general. And on this side, where we’re going now,
is the part with clothes. And on the bridges, there are restaurants. Is this mutton?
– Yes. This is a tandir. And there’s samsa in it. This is samsa with potato. Are there also with meat? These are the ones with meat. What is your national dish? Bigos for example is a national dish. It’s made of cabbage and meat. Borshch maybe?
– We also have that. But it’s different than the Ukrainian Borshch. Our borshch is more like a drink. A bit sweet. Here are things for the body. Glasses, clothes, trousers. She is spreading incense on things,
to make them sell well and to call for good spirits and that
kind of things. And she gets some money for that. So she doesn’t beg and stick
out her hand, but she does some magic. What do you have?
– Peas, plov, buckwheat. Please sit down. How much is it?
– 50, 60. Do you have soup?
– Yes I do. How much is it?
– 50. Come this way. Is the soup small or big?
– Big. Soup for 50 som. The soup is served in this. Do we take it? One soup and one plov. You can also eat pie here. Over there they have shashliks. I don’t know what this is, but it
looks tasty. There’s meat in it. You know what else we should try? We should try kvas, if they have it somewhere. Thank you. Is it home-made kvas?
– Yes. Of the company Rakhat. Kvas prepared from rye and barley malt hop, and sugar is characterized by
not only high taste qualities… It should be good, cause people are queueing for it. It’s cold. And it’s very good for your health. Thanks to the kindness of the Jesuit brothers and especially thanks to the kindness of
father Adam and father Joseph we could rest a bit here in Osh and stay the night in these two rooms. I already packed my bed. Dorenda slept here. And the most important thing is we had time to rest. We had time to do some relaxed
shopping at the bazaar. We had time for some repairs, to change
the chains and tires. There was some work to do at the bikes. This is an apartment with a chapel. The chapel is behind this door. I’ll show it as well. Look. Now I have to cross myself. In this chapel, a weekly mass is held on Sunday. Father Adam and Father Joseph
come here taking turns. And the mass is at 4 pm. There are two apartments next to each other here. And there is a garden. So when it’s warm, you can also
rest in the shadow. And nextdoor lives mrs. Irina. A very kind, nice, warm and cordial lady with whom we always have to chat a bit
each morning and evening and make some jokes, hear what’s up. We’ll leave some things here that we don’t need now. In about a month, we’ll come back here. Today we’re leaving Osh in the direction of Batken. From there to Dushanbe, then Khorog then to Ishkashim, then back to Osh
via the Alaj Mountains and via Sarytash. But you will see all that in future videos. The bikes are ready for leaving. We too. We took in water. And this is what we’re leaving behind.
Two plastic bags. How is the weight? Comparable? Comparable. I think this one is a bit heavier but not as much as it looks. You know, we’re going to make
a loop of about 2000 km. At the passes it may be cold, but not so cold
as for us to need all our winter clothes. So a part of those things we’ll leave behind. For example, I’m leaving behind my winter shoes. I think these will do. At the most
I’ll put on two pairs of socks if needed. We’ll survive. So we’re going to say goodbye to mrs. Irina,
we’ll leave these things and then we’ll leave. It’s 10.20 already. Okay, thank you for everything.
– You’re welcome. Good luck. Go with God. And thank you for all your help. What a luggage! And we even left behind a few kilos. Terrible. Okay, have a good trip. We’re riding the so called Nookat Climb. We’re 16.5 km from home already. From home, I mean from the chapel
where we slept. We’re climbing. It will be steeper soon. And then a descent to Nookat. And then we continue to Batken. It’s about 250 km to Batken. That will probably be 3 days of riding. We’ll see where we’ll sleep on the way. Maybe with friends. I have two friends here
who I got to know two years ago. Maybe with one of them. It looks like it’s getting steeper. Already from Osh it was… Over there, it was 950 and here it’s 1250 m. In 17 km we climbed 200 m. We’re riding around 12-14 km/hour. But as far as I remember, cause I rode
here before, the end is steep. We’ll be riding slowly there, in a low gear. Dorenda is over there already, cause
I was getting out the camera so I had to stand still for a while. It’s safer to do that kind of maneuvers
when you’re standing still. Especially because there’s
quite a bit of traffic here. Someone lost his tire here. We stopped to eat samsa. They have nice big samsas from the tandir oven here. We have a salad with it, and we’ll get some tea. And the best of all is that we were
invited here by someone. Oh, we’re also getting soup. Thank you. It really is a feast. Also soup. It’s a whole dinner. Don’t you have a knife? You don’t have a knife.
– I don’t have a knife. Then we’ll share it. And all of that… Thanks. Even two pots of tea. This is great. It’s a lot. We can eat enough for sure. And all of that because we’re tightwads. Even though we already ate,
we were called to this shop to drink tea so we’re going inside. There’s a bench in the shop, you’ll see. Thank you. To your health. To all Kyrgyz.
– Welcome. Maybe write to me sometime. To us. We both got a cup of tea. It’s difficult to leave this place. They’re all inviting us to stay for the night. Ten times already… They are a bit… wasted already. See you! Thank you. If there’s anything, then…
– Thank you. Everything is fine. We can still cycle. If there’s anything, we’ll come here.
– Come anytime. Yesterday, we visited my friend with whom I stayed two years ago
in this house. He and his family are Tajiks. We got to know each other in the mountains when I was crossing the mountains
from the side of the Pamirs He was herding the sheep there with his friend. They were letting the flock graze.
That’s where we got to know each other. High in the mountains, where it was really cold. And together we went down, first with a donkey and later we reached his car
and we drove here and I stayed for a day and a night. I got his phone number and his address. And yesterday, when we arrived in Kyzyl-Kiya still 2 kilometers from his house I called to ask if he’s there. If he’s not herding the sheep by any chance. But he turned out to be here. So he invited us. I already was Dari, and Dora. Darya, yes. But that’s a different name. I will stay with Darya. The meaning of Dorenda is gift from God. A great breakfast. Soup, all natural. It was cooked in the kazan yesterday.
With a piece of meat. We already ate it yesterday evening,
it’s very tasty. A natural taste. Such cookies. This cake is very tasty. Ik weet niet how it’s called,
it’s something local. Flat bread of course. And how is this called? Vareniye
– Vareniye in Russian, but in Polish? Jam. I’m forgetting Polish already, some words. Is that mutton?
– Yes. Another friend came that we got
to know in the mountains. An elderly man. We got a whole bag of peaches. Nice and ripe ones. What a beautiful peach. They are for on the way today. We should eat them quickly, cause if you
keep them long, they’ll go bad. Some are still hard, so the hard ones… Yesterday there also were hard ones,
but after a few kilometers they were soft. And there are really big cherries. They are called bull’s eyes. Such big ones. Curious about the rest of
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