Tangible remains of one of the most stirring times in history can still be found in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic. Abandoned uranium plants and mining towns form an eerie reminder of this past.
The World Nomad Games are held every 2 years in Kyrgyzstan with the aim of preserving nomadic culture and traditions and foster cultural exchange. I aptly renamed it the World Vodka Games after meeting the Munduz tribe. When they invited us to come stay with them in their yurt, a heavily vodka fuelled night ensued, new and meaningful friendships were forged, rustic Dutch dance moves displayed and a hangover for days developed.