Friday, July 20, 2007

WHERE is Kyrgyzstan?

No worries, until John and I started looking at adopting from Kyrgyzstan it wasn't on the map for us either. Only one person we knew, Chris Peck was geographically literate and could even name the capital. Kyrgyzstan is a former Soviet state, part of the CIS countries which gained independence after the wall fell on Dec 25th, 1991. It is often known as the "Switzerland of Asia" as it is surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. It is where the "silk road" goes through as it was the exchange road for spices introduced by Marco Polo. It has many outdoor attractions, and reminds us of our beloved Alaska. It is a great melting pot of many nationalities and we are incredibly excited to explore our son's birthland.

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