In Kyrgyzstan, nomadic life perdures. In the summer, shepherds and their families take their cattle and belongings to the mountains and settle temporarily in yurts. The summer pastures are called "jailoos".
I have spend a few days with the shepherds, near Bokonbaevo, on the south bank of Issik Kul Lake, in the Tian Shan.
It was septembre 2012. Weather started to get cold. But not in our hearts.