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One of my favorite Central Asian cities Osh and Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan

I miss the Osh Cafe.

ACCELS has an Office Manager, Angelina, in Osh. That shows you how important this city is in the country. We had to fly to Osh two times during my four-month contract. I miss Osh. I miss the Osh Cafe.

The students were great in Osh. The Peace Corps Volunteers were very cooperative, the most helpful in the country.

I still love Osh.

Osh Cafe, Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
I miss my 33 cents US meal from the Osh Cafe. This food was so good. Ruslan, our driver, took me here twice a day. Well worth it. I miss it.
Suleyman Tobe - Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Osh is famous for Suleyman Tobe. Legend says that Suleyman lay down in Osh and took the shape of an older man. It is sacred to the Kyrgyz. Infertile women also come here. Looking in the opposite direction, you will see a woman.
Suleyman Tobe - Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
A man or a woman?
Buildings in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Some buildings in 1999 Osh.
Osh Mosque - Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Osh Mosque.
Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan Airlines - Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
I had to fly with Kyrgyzstan Airlines for four flights.

Uzgen

Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan.
Uzgen was the first town outside Osh we passed by to Jalal Abad.
Minaret at the Uzgen Bazaar, Kyrgyzstan.
These minarets always remind me of the Uzgen Bazaar. I thought they were at a mosque.
Yassy River, Kyrgyzstan.
Outside of Uzgen is when you see the Yassy River that flows in the Andijan Reservoir.

Jylaldy

Yassy River, Kyrgyzstan.
Yassy River.
Yassy River, Kyrgyzstan.
The Yassy River is flows to the Andijan Resevoir in Uzbekistan.
Andijan Reservoir, Uzbekistan.
Andijan Reservoir in Uzbekistan.
Ruslan, Kyrgyzstan.
Here is photo of Ruslan, our ethnic Uzbek driver.
Aelita and I, Kyrgyzstan.
Aelita and I in a photo together. I am surprised she never pushed me.
Yassy River Bridge on the way to Jalal Abad, Kyrgyzstan.
We are on our way to Jalal Abad.

Reflection

On our first trip to Jalal Abad, we decided to cross into Uzbekistan on our way back. Bad mistake. We got nailed at the border by Uzbek border guards.