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Stories from those who served

The Friends of Kyrgyzstan blog features original and cross-posted content from current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Kyrgyzstan, Peace Corps staff, and others who have been part of the work performed by PCVs. If you would like contribute content to this blog, please read the posting guidelines on the author’s page.

A journey to the world will start from a village
A journey to the world will start from a village

This is the story of a girl from Kyrgyzstan who wanted to see the world.

Mariia Eje’s Traditional Ashlam-Fu
Mariia Eje’s Traditional Ashlam-Fu

Ashlam-fu is a traditionally Uighur and Dungan meal that is popular throughout Kyrgyzstan, especially the Issyk-Kul region. This hearty spicy...

How to cook rainbow trout Kyrgyz style
How to cook rainbow trout Kyrgyz style

So, I had planned to make shashlik. Though I am a pescatarian, it’s a dish I prepare for my family...

RPCV collaborates with local organization to translate baby shark Wash your Hands video into Kyrgyz
RPCV collaborates with local organization to translate baby shark Wash your Hands video into Kyrgyz

Wash your hands and be careful!

What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan
What I have learned about my Peace Corps legacy in Kyrgyzstan

I recently learned a few things which I did not know about my own legacy in Kyrgyzstan. Some of these...

Peela Chai Each
Peela Chai Each

Last week was RadioMost’s 4th Anniversary as the pioneer community radio station in Kyrgyzstan.  To mark the occasion we had a music festival...

Americanski Bill Bame - June 2008
Americanski Bill Bame - June 2008

Get ready for Peace Corps at 50!

Americanski Bill Bame - July 2007
Americanski Bill Bame - July 2007

FOKGZ Welcomes new board members!

Americanski Bill Bame - April 2005
Americanski Bill Bame - April 2005

Welcome to our first newsletter!

Friends of Kyrgyzstan 2004 Annual Report
Friends of Kyrgyzstan 2004 Annual Report

This year has been a very important year for the Friends of Kyrgyzstan (FOKGZ). In 2004 FOKGZ made the transition...

It all started with a promise
It all started with a promise

It all started with a promise. A promise to Rahat’s mother that I would somehow find a way to get...

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