The first time I sat down with a nomadic family for dinner, I lost count of how many dairy products were on the table. I couldn’t believe it! There was cream, kurut, fresh butter, kymyz, fresh milk for tea, and the list goes on.
If you’re travelling to Central Asia, then Kyrgyzstan is the perfect place to start. You’ll be welcomed by endless natural beauty. Just make sure you come at the right time of year – although there’s a fantastic network of homestays across the country, many of them open in the winter months, and roads can often be accessible. That’s good news for skiers!