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I am an American, published former Assistant Professor of History, and veteran world traveler that now lives in Kyrgyzstan with my wife and three children since 2014.

My skills, interests, and hobbies: I am an enthusiastic outdoorsman with a keen and abiding interest in Central Asian history and geography. My wife and I speak Kyrgyz and are currently learning Russian. When not out of doors we enjoy classic films and literature and playing a variety of games with our family.

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Services in: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Role: Registered Tour company

Years of experience: 2

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1 received review (100% positive, 1/1)


My friend and I, both female travellers, did 11 days in Kyrgyzstan with Jeff. It is our honour to be Jeff’s first clients from Indy Guide! We took our chances with Jeff and did not regret one bit. He is an amazing tour guide who took good care of the both of us. Think of him as a dad who is bringing you out on an adventure of a lifetime – that was Jeff! He is a very polite, friendly and caring guide who puts in the extra mile to make sure that we were safe and comfortable. Even when we had a last minute request (which we felt terrible for), but he was still able to adapt and make changes on the fly. He has lived in Bishkek for 4 years, has a good understanding of the Kyrgyz culture, and speaks relatively good Kyrgyz. A huge bonus is that he is very knowledgeable about history (specifically Central Asia) which he passionately shares in detail.

The tour itself was customizable and we had a good mix of adventure (lots of horse trekking which we LOVED!!!) and culture (shyrdak making, folk music, a game of kok boru, etc) and they were well paced. The local partners that he worked with were also reliable and helpful. We got a lot more than what we bargained for in this trip and we are very thankful that Jeff and Alisha for making this happen for us. We look forward to return to Kyrgyzstan in the near future to do a fishing trip and it will definitely be with Jeff!

Darilyn about listing Kyrgyzstan trip (7-17 Jul 2018) 26 days ago.
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