|the 'AT house' remains a great place to chill|
- to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy ...'The visa is valid for only thirty days so avoid gaboritis if you wish to make the most of it'
|AT House, 8 Novosibirsk, Bishkek|
|Suzy's high tea|
|why play today when you can play tomorrow|
Bishkek is a mixed city of Kyrgyz and Russian, although it's rare to see a mixed couple. Like Osh, the city seems to have no connection with the rest of the country which has a sleepy rural backwater air. Here in the capital it's all shiny new 4-wheel drives and fast cars dashing around from traffic jam to traffic jam. The tree-lined streets are a blend of crumbling neglected Soviet-era housing and brand new appartment blocks. The backstreets have a village feel. It's not such a bad place to hang out for a while, catch up on stuff and plan ahead while we wait for our Chinese visa. Initially we asked for the express service but when we go to collect, our passports are not ready. Never mind, we tell the agent, we can wait two more days.
|recording and researching the journey or just catching up on the rugby scores|