Dispatches from the field: Baylen Forcier in Kyrgyzstan, live from a bazaar

by | Mar 19, 2010 | POLITICS

Baylen Forcier, our foreign correspondent of sorts is currently in Kyrgyzstan doing documentary work. We’re going to be posting images from his travels across Central Asia, all of which are via Sons of Hedin organization. Based out of Bishkek in northern Kyrgyzstan, Sons of Hedin is named after Swedish explorer and committed scholar Sven Hedin, and represents the joint work of Baylen and Dalton Bennett, with the aim of promoting awareness of Greater Central Asia.

This week, SoH visited a typical Kyrgyzstani bazaar and apparently sampled the horse meat. From their most recent post:

Bazaars have long served as an important place for the exchange of goods and information. Nearly all wares ranging from electronics to clothes can be bought for a fraction of the price. The hustle and bustle of Bishkek’s Osh Bazaar offers a fascinating glimpse into this locally preferred method of commerce.

Osh bazaar is the largest of the city’s three markets, and consists of indoor and outdoor sellers. Individuals travel from distant villages selling livestock, local foodstuffs, and fresh vegetables. Fragrant spices and vibrant produce paired with calls of anxious sellers makes Osh Bazaar an unforgettable experience.

As always, there are more pictures below the break.

Baylen Forcier, our foreign correspondent of sorts is currently in Kyrgyzstan doing documentary work. We’re going to be posting images from his travels across Central Asia, all of which are via Sons of Hedin organization. Based out of Bishkek in northern Kyrgyzstan, Sons of Hedin is named after Swedish explorer and committed scholar Sven Hedin, and represents the joint work of Baylen and Dalton Bennett, with the aim of promoting awareness of Greater Central Asia.

This week, SoH visited a typical Kyrgyzstani bazaar and apparently sampled the horse meat. From their most recent post:

Bazaars have long served as an important place for the exchange of goods and information. Nearly all wares ranging from electronics to clothes can be bought for a fraction of the price. The hustle and bustle of Bishkek’s Osh Bazaar offers a fascinating glimpse into this locally preferred method of commerce.

Osh bazaar is the largest of the city’s three markets, and consists of indoor and outdoor sellers. Individuals travel from distant villages selling livestock, local foodstuffs, and fresh vegetables. Fragrant spices and vibrant produce paired with calls of anxious sellers makes Osh Bazaar an unforgettable experience.

As always, there are more pictures below the break.





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