1st Edition. Bradt Publications. 320 pages. Following the break-up of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan soon earned a reputation as the most hospitable and least repressive of the newly emerged central Asian republics. Unlike some of its neighbours, it has actively encouraged foreign tourism and has pursued a policy of supporting community projects with an emphasis on adventure tourism. The Bradt guide details all the services and experiences the country offers including trekking, mountaineering, horseriding and wildlife-watching. Historical sites, cultural activities and background on the Kyrgystan people are all covered by this definitive guide. ? Provides an invaluable resource for English-speaking expatriates. ? Details the wide range of travel options within the country, including trekking and horseback tours, local buses, shared taxis and private taxi services. ? Features intrepid and exciting overland routes to China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.