I was fortunate to visit Kyrgyzstan on three different occasions for my work, first as a consultant with the Academy for Educational Development (now FHI 360) and twice again as manager of the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program.
Work didn’t allow much time to explore the country, but my wife and I were able to make a side trip to the famed (at least in that part of the world) Lake Issyk Kul and cover the capital, Bishkek, in the evenings. Despite a revolution that briefly brought it world attention (and which I found myself in the midst of on my third visit), Bishkek is a friendly, laid-back city, one of our favorites in Central Asia. And it’s home to the best pizza I’ve ever tasted, at Dolce Vita.
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