The private bedroom. (Door to the balcony, you can close it.)Inside the private bedroom.


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Kosh keliñizder! I'm a journalist living in a safe/accessible middle-class area. A bedroom and a living room, both large enough to accommodate up to two people each. I've converted the balcony into my own spot. We'll share the bathroom and kitchen.


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L'alloggio
Posti letto: 4
Bagni: 1
Camere da letto: 1
Letti: 4
Tipologia alloggio: Stanza condivisa

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Servizi

Prezzi
Prezzi
Ospiti extra: nessun costo aggiuntivo
Sconto settimanale: 5%
Termini di Cancellazione: Moderati

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Descrizione

Kosh keliñizder! I'm a journalist living in a safe/accessible middle-class area. A bedroom and a living room, both large enough to accommodate up to two people each. I've converted the balcony into my own spot. We'll share the bathroom and kitchen.

The apartment is a standard late Soviet/early-independence place, in decent shape for its era. It's not the biggest space on the Earth, but it has a private bedroom and a living room large enough to accommodate two people each. I've converted the enclosed (and quite sunny) balcony into my own living spot. There is one toilet, one shower with basin, and one kitchen with a washing machine for clothes, all of which we'll need to share. Everything is connected by a hallway. The apartment is situated in a bloc with a lovely inner garden, and the surrounding neighborhood is middle-class and quite international. Best of all, it's one block away from the boulevard Manas Prospect (also known as Mira Prospect and Belinksy), one of the main thoroughfares of Bishkek: if you walk south toward the mountains, you end up in the Polytech University neighborhood with several embassies, and if you walk north, you end up at the famous Sierra Cafe and Philharmonia.

Except for the balcony, you'll have access to everything. If you'll be staying in either Bishkek or Kyrgyzstan for a while, I'll provide you with a set of keys and a "domofon" (a tiny magnetic device for opening the ground floor door) to come and go as you please.

I'll help you as best I can to get from the airport to the city, as well as teach you how to get around Bishkek. If you're intending to travel around Kyrgyzstan but haven't made your plans before arrival, I'll either bring you or show you the way to KyrgyzConcept and Community Based Tourism (CBT). We'll need to coordinate together before your arrival, as often I can be away on an assignment. However, I'm almost always reachable by text message or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).

The apartment is situated in a bloc with a lovely inner garden, and the surrounding neighborhood is middle-class and quite international. Best of all, it's one block away from the boulevard Manas Prospect (also known as Mira Prospect and Belinksy), one of the main thoroughfares of Bishkek: if you walk south toward the mountains, within minutes you end up in the Polytechnic University neighborhood with several embassies, and if you walk north, within minutes you end up at the famous Sierra Cafe and Philharmonia.

Unfortunately, Bishkek is a wild city, especially at night, and no neighborhood, not even mine, is 100% safe. Please, use discretion.

My apartment is within 30 minutes walking distance and within 15 minutes vehicular distance from the very center of Bishkek, Alatoo Square. There's a major intersection one block away that is brimming with bus, trolley bus, and "marshrutka" (mini-bus) routes. You can also use a bike in much of the area.

Unfortunately, taxis are often driven by newcomers to Bishkek who initially only know the major streets. So, if you order a taxi, even though I'm in a well-known neighborhood and the city is a giant grid, don't be surprised if the driver calls you every two minutes asking for directions. The best way to avoid this problem is to use Express Taxi (which has English operators) or Jorgo Taxi (which uses (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)), both of whom usually have professional drivers.

Yes, there's wifi, and yes, you're welcome to use it.

Because my apartment can hold up to four people besides myself, you need to tell me ahead of time if you don't want overlapping bookings, i.e., if you just want the place for yourself. This is very important not only for privacy, but also because normally I will permit you to leave any extra belongings in the apartment if you leave Bishkek for a trek.

I frequently host evening/night-time community events at my apartment. We'll need to consult and coordinate ahead of time to make sure there aren't any overlaps, especially if you don't feel comfortable having other guests in the apartment.


Regole della casa
Regole della casa

1. Mutual respect, transparency, flexibility, and a friendly attitude, from me to you and from you to me.
2. Normally there is no alcohol in my apartment. However, we can negotiate about it.
3. No smoking is allowed. This includes waterpipes (hookah, narghile, arghila, qalyan, shisha, etc.) as well as marijuana.
4. No drugs are allowed.
5. If you want to bring a pet, we need to consult first.
6. The walls of my apartment are fairly thin, so everyone needs to speak at a moderate tone of voice, especially in the night.
7. Obviously, do not bring any contraband or other dangerous, illegal, or smuggled materials into my apartment.


Disponibilità
Disponibilità

Ospitato da Christopher

Bishkek, Kirghizistan · Membro da Giugno 2015
Christopher

I'm an American journalist and academic researcher working in Kyrgyzstan since 2013. I'm originally from New York City, but I've lived and worked in Israel, the Netherlands, and Belgium. I've studied philosophy in London and Leuven, and I'm currently earning a PhD. Outwardly I appear like a nomad, but I prefer to think of myself as "semi-nomadic" or "pastoralist", meaning that I like setting up camp in a place to really get to know it before moving onto my next destination. But I've really fallen in love with Central Asia. Come stay with me, and fall in love with it, too!


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