Tuesday, Returned to Bishkek from Karakol

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Checked out of the hotel right after breakfast and went outside to catch a taxi. The hotel girl came running out because I still had the key in my pocket. Caught a taxi to the bus station on the other side of town.

The Marshrutka / Minibus to Bishy was almost full so I didn't have to wait very long. Also got a good seat next to a nice lady. I like sitting by the ladies because they avoid contact unlike the men who drape themselves all over you. It was a delightful and cozy ride back to Bishkek. This time we went along the south side of the lake.

In Bishkek, I took a taxi to a new hotel, the Silk Road Lodge, which was very comfortable and the room was huge. It was also in a great location close to everything. The taxi driver agreed on a price and then as soon as we took off he tried to raise the price. I started to grab my stuff and get out several times so he finally shut up and drove.

The hotel room had the Paramount TV channel in English so I got to watch a few movies for the first time in months. I ended up spending the next three days relaxing in Bishkek because the hotel was comfortable and I enjoyed taking long walks through the many parks and seeing the sights.

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