One Street – Bishkek

All photos taken along Gorkoy street in Bishkek where it cuts across the center of the city (but not the city center) between Sovietskaya in the East and Manas Ave in the West.
A little explanation: my afternoon started at CAVE coffee, which (as mentioned before) is one of the better-decorated cafes in Bishkek, if also over-priced. When I was there the other people sitting in the cafe were two young Chinese businessmen, WTO Kyrgyz girls (one in a headscarf, one in rhinestones jeans), and a couple of Russian-Kyrgyz friends dressed in speak new fashions. Down the street is a fresh beer and beer-snacks place, serving up ten beers on tap (bought by the liter along with fresh smoked cheese and salty smoked fish. Further down the street is a Turkish shopping Center (Vefa) and a small German market. Then the street… Is pretty much forgotten. A smattering of hotels and stores (including not a few with ridiculous American-inspired names) and a sidewalk that probably hasn’t been fixed since Soviet times before the street reaches Manas, where several of the universities are located.

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