Song Kul Lake—pictures

This was the actual cup of Kymys that I gulped down, which left me hideously nauseous, stuffed up, and itching everywhere. Bad times.


A charred sheep’s head on a stick. You know, the usual.


A horse race on the jailoo


A lone shepherd on the jailoo


Kymys being left out in the sun to ferment. They were worried it wasn’t upsetting enough yet.


A yurt


More yurts


A lot of open space on the jailoo. You can see a couple yurts down below. The yurt I stayed in is way in the distance, on the shoreline.


I followed a shepherd up into the mountain. He’s on the left.


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