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Issue 2 - November

Issue 2 - November



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The second issue of the Spektator - a magazine featuring society, culture and tourism articles from Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia.
The second issue of the Spektator - a magazine featuring society, culture and tourism articles from Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia.

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Published by: tom_wellings on Nov 07, 2008
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№2 November 2008
Your monthly guide to what’s happening in and around Bishkek 
     T     H     E
Against Love
A true story of kidnapping for marriage
Restaurant GuideTourist MapWhat’s On
Plus: Shyrdak secrets, Talons and tourism, Glacier hikes
40 som/сом
Who we are
CAMP Alatoo is a non-prot and non-governmental organizationfounded in 2005 promoting sustainable development in the mountainregions of Kyrgyzstan. CAMP Alatoo is a successor organization of theCentral Asian Mountain Partnership (CAMP), a program nancedby the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Jointly withits partner organizations in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, CAMP Alatooforms part of the CAMP Network which employs about 25 people.
What we want
The overall goal is to contribute to the improvement of people’s livelihoodsin the mountain villages of Kyrgyzstan by encouraging a moresustainable use of natural resources.
How we work 
CAMP Alatoo pursues a trans-disciplinary and multi-stakeholderapproach based on local, regional and international partnershipsand experiences. CAMP Alatoo develops, adapts and implementsinnovative, simple and effective technologies with an emphasis onawareness raising and involvement by villagers, local institutions,partner organizations and experts.
What we do
CAMP Alatoo supports the development of mountain villages by promotingthe sustainable use of natural resources through:• theoretical and practical training• institutional development of NGOs• soil and water conservation technologies• energy saving technologies• participatory pasture management• integrated local risk management• small grants
Central Asian Mountain Partnership
Non governmental organizationsfor sustainable rural development
Allianceof Central AsianMountain Communities
This Month
        T        H        E
See the whole picture with the
and thespektator.com
What’s On
The pick o the entertainment listings orOctober
Restaurants, Bars, Clubs
Don’t get poisoned, use our restaurantguide, plus all the best bars and clubs intown
Crosswords, Sudoku, and other things todo over a cofee
The Guide
Don’t get lost...
Out & About
News and Views
Melting glaciers, British royalty, religiousreedom and a wrap o the month’s news
COVER STORY: Against love
We ollow the disturbing adventures o ayoung Kyrgyz man and his riends as theyset out on a slapdash bid to kidnap them-selves a bride
Lets all buy a shyrdak
Don’t get ripped o in the bazaars - useour tourist-riendly souvenir-carpetbuying guide
Hit the ice
With Kyrgyzstan’s glaciers melting ast,there is no time to lose i you want to see aprime piece o ice
Talons and tourism
Find out what wonderul ideas the KyrgyzMinistry o Tourism is cooking up to enticemore oreign tourists to Kyrgyzstan
The Spektator Magazine
 Tom Wellings
Sta writers:
Alex Ward, Robert Marks,Andreas Hedors, Carl Whetham,Anthony Butts, Asel Orozalieva
Email: tom_wellings@live.co.uk 
The Spektator Magazine is available throughout Bishkek, including: (
Travel Agencies) Adventure Seller, Ak-Sai Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, Celestial Mountains, Eotour, 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, StaryEdgar’s Veranda, Adriatico, Cyclone, Dolce Vita, Santa Maria, Golden Bull (Casinos) Europa, Golden Dragon, XO (Hotels) Dostuk, Hyatt, Golden Dragon, Holiday, Alpinist (Embassies and
Organi-sations) The UN building, The American base, The German Embassy, The Indian Embassy, The Pakistani Embassy, The Dutch Consulate, CAMP
Ala-too, NCCR, The Bishkek Opera & Ballet Society.

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