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What are the particular advantages of living in this city?
Very easy city to live in, clean, parks, monuments, really a nice place, and mountains are 30-60 minute drive away, awesome nomadic culture, tourism is really taking off - adventure tourism, off the beaten path type especially. - Sep 21, 2017
Saving a lot of money. If you like to hike, the mountains are simply unforgettable. Really glorious. You can eat at some decent restaurants for pretty cheap. The variety of restaurants is surprising. Georgian, Lebanese, American, Chinese, pizza and of course local food. - Jan 16, 2015
I'm not sure there is anything in particular that's amazing about Bishkek although I really liked it there. I especially liked the food and the people. It's a pretty cheap place to live and it's nice to have four seasons. The air is generally clean, the mountains are lovely and very close, and Kyrgyzstan is interesting to explore. You can't beat a field trip for your children that includes a just-butchered sheep for lunch. - May 13, 2014
Bishkek is one of the world's least expensive capital cities. In the summer months Kyrgyzstan's unspoilt mountain scenery is a paradise for hikers and horse-riders. There is a good choice of organizations that will arrange itineraries, guides and accommodation. There are beach-side resorts, ranging from Soviet to 4* quality, on Issyk-Kul lake. The people of Kyrgyzstan are generally open-minded and welcoming to foreigners. Visitors are unlikely to be hassled, and will make friendships if they are able to surmount the language barrier. The climate is pleasant from May to October, with an abundance of fruit and fresh produce. Summers are positively Mediterranean, but the less said about the winters the better. Bishkek is good for eating out on the cheap. Visitors from all other central Asian countries are jealous of our range of restaurants. - Dec 17, 2011