Oct 30, 2006
Aug 21, 2008
The portal to Afghanistan...nearly all US troops pass through Manas on their way to Afghanistan. I was lucky enough to enter the country as a civilian and stand in the immigrations line. Fun Fun. :) It really wasn't so bad I guess. They have it worked out so those of us with civilian orders simply show our passport and orders, then we get through fairly easy. I don't know what it would be like coming to Bishkek as a tourist. Perhaps it would be the same, but I imagine it might not be so easy. I hear they aren't too fond of Americans there...