This MonthOut & About
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Restaurants, Bars, Clubs
All the best bars and clubs in town.
Don’t get lost.
The pick of the entertainment listings.
We have knocked together a guide to thebest places to play, watch and endure foot-ball in the wonderful city of Bishkek.
Letter to the Editor
News and Views
In this issue’s round-up we take a look atthe challenges facing Kyrgyzstan’s largestwalnut forest and hop on the campaigntrails of Kyrgyzstan’s would-be-leaders.
The Spektator Magazine is available at locations throughout Bishkek, including:
(Travel Agencies) Adventure Seller, Ak-Sai Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, Celestial Mountains, Ecotour, Glavtour,Kyrgyz Concept,Kyrgyz Travel, Muza, NoviNomad (Bars & Restaurants) Cowboy, Hollywood, Metro, New York Pizza, No1, 2x2, Boulevard, Cofeehouse, Doka, Fatboy’s, Four Seasons, Live Bar, Lounge Bar,Meri, Navigator, Stary Edgar’s Veranda, Adriatico, Cyclone, Dolce Vita, Santa Maria, Golden Bull (Casinos) Europa, Golden Dragon, XO (Hotels) Dostuk, Hyatt, Golden Dragon, Holiday, Alpi-nist (Embassies and
Organisations) The UN building, The American base, The German Embassy, The Dutch Consulate, CAMP
Ala-too, NCCR, The Bishkek Opera & Ballet Society.
ON THE COVER: A ceramic Carmen or a
di-fcult choices or the budget visitor to Kyrgyzstan.
Sweet Home Novostroika
Recently we invited our readers to playtheir part in a new feature giving folks thechance to write in and complain/enthuseabout issues that mattered to them. Butif we receive bizarre, semi-explicit lifestories then we will publish those too.
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“Iron Felix” Fed to the Wolves
Ahead of the presidential vote, we considerthe case of forgotten former PM Felix Kulovand the decision to strengthen parliament.
Social Work on the Silk Road
In Kyrgyzstan, social workers get shortshrift. By harnessing the power of educa-tion, Christine Tappan and faculty at theBishkek Humanities University are aimingto change and empower the profession.
Bishkek on a Budget
Have you just blown into Kyrgyzstan andfound out it isn’t as cheap as people said?The
’s Thomas Olsen takes you ona tour of the city’s best bargains.