Japanese Keiko Izushi came to
— What surprised you the most in
— People take me for a Kyrgyz and often ask how to get somewhere when I walk through the streets of Bishkek. I already speak Russian a little and answer: «
And I really like that one can freely walk around the city. It’s such a pleasure! Before Kyrgyzstan, I worked in Afghanistan, where it’s not so easy to walk along the streets of the city.Keiko Izushi
— What in Bishkek reminds you of your hometown?
— A Japanese restaurant, its name, translated from Japanese, means «father’s house.» I often look in on it alone and together with my friends — fine cuisine and the atmosphere of my native
— What do you like the most in Bishkek /
And, of course, emerald Issyk-Kul lake, horseback riding are the things that attract many tourists to Kyrgyzstan and make you missing them even if you stay here for a time. I go out into the mountains with pleasure and ride horses when have free days.Keiko Izushi
I like the Japanese restaurant, which I have already mentioned, and, of course, Chon-Kurchak Gorge and Supara with national cuisine. By the way, it is very beautiful in autumn there, nature is amazing — mountains and yellow-green forests along the slopes of the gorge.
— What do you like the most in the national cuisine?
I love plov and shashlyk. And an irreplaceable dish on the table in the cold season — shorpo, and in summer it is, of course, okroshka!
— And what you will not risk to try?
— The sheep’s eyes. I can not make up my mind to try this delicacy, although I know that it is very honorable. In any case, I’ve already tried sheep’s ears — it’s delicious! I will also try the eyes some day.
— What has fascinated or disappointed you in close acquaintance with the local population?
— The people in
I am amazed that when being on a visit you are not only deliciously fed, but also always presented a large bag of food!Keiko Izushi
But punctuality is not your feature. I always come to meetings on time and still can not get used to the fact that people in
And people in Kyrgyzstan also know how to spend time with family and friends — this is what I appreciate and what I still have to learn.Keiko Izushi