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Bishkek Apartment Tour in Kyrgyzstan

So it is time for another apartment tour. Right now we’re in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. We’ve been traveling around the country for
three weeks and we’ve spent ten of those days here in the capital. Yes, and this happens to be our favorite spot
out of the two or three different places we’ve stayed in the city. So we’re going to show you around. Let’s go. So getting in here is like going into Fort
Knox. So much security but we feel really safe even
with all of these keys and special magnets. Hahaha. Let’s go. Beep. Beep. Key sounds. But before we give you the apartment tour
we need to have breakfast and they make a delicious breakfast over here. Yeah, we’ve been having basically a feast
every morning. Uh-huh. And today they switched it up a little bit
which is cool. We’ve been having omelets previously and kind
of rolled up crepes with jam but if you take a look down here you can see we’ve got fried
eggs, it looks like we have some ham, tomatoes, cucumber and then we have a different style
of pancake here and it looks like little dollops of jam. We have toast, we have orange juice. Juice. And coffee. Is it coffee or tea? It is coffee. Oh, it is coffee. Again they switched it up. Oooh. But yeah that is a lot of food for two people. Look at the table. And the cool thing about this type of place
is that you kind of you get comforts of an apartment but we’re getting a little bit of
the service of a hotel. Like having breakfast prepared for us in the
morning. The best of both worlds. It really is. It really is. Alright, let’s dig in. Okay, grabbing some egg and a bit of ham. It is tasty. So now that we’ve had our breakfast it is
time for the grand tour so we’re going to show you around our one bedroom apartment. So come in. This is like I guess our little lobby area. Do you have a lobby area in an apartment. It is probably called something else. Hahaha. The cloakroom area. So this is where the shoes are kept. Shoes, umbrellas and you can hang up your
coats over here. And then it kind of goes straight into the
kitchen and we actually have a pretty nice modern kitchen. I really like it. Yeah. And we’ve got a washing machine. We do. That is like. When we decide to rent an apartments as opposed
to staying in a hotel that is like the number one feature. It is one of the best things aside from having
our own fridge of course too. So we have an electric range so we can cook. We have a kettle, no microwave but we haven’t
really needed that. We’ve mostly been eating out. Oh, guess what? We do have one. Hahaha. We haven’t needed it though in all fairness
because we have been eating out a lot and we’ve been having our breakfast served to
us as well. So yeah, this is our little breakfast nook. This is where we have breakfast every morning. Yeah, as you can see the dirty dishes. Okay, next we’ll show you the bathroom since
it is right across from the kitchen. So here we go. Tada. So we kind of have like this walk in shower. This shower, I have to say is like. Open it up for us. It is almost like a 5 star shower. Like the quality is incredible. The water pressure. Like check out that thing. It is huge. So yeah, that is our bathroom and then I’ll
take you into the bedroom. This is just a one bedroom apartment so it
is pretty small. Come in. So yeah, I guess you could call this like
the bedroom slash living area. So we have a double bed but we also have some
couches over here where we can work do our thing on the computer. Um, so yeah I mean it is enough space for
two people. It is really all you need and we have a bit
of storage as well. We haven’t really unpacked our stuff since
it is a short stay. Yeah. And the weather has been really nice so we
haven’t had to unpack much of our cold weather gear. We’ve got storage, a TV and we have a little
balcony. I’ll show you that. So I’ll just move these away. This is actually where I put the laundry out
to dry because it is pretty hot out there. And I’ll show you the view. You basically look out over the courtyard
which is cool. Yeah, there is like a little playground for
kids and then way off in the distance here. The zoom will take a little while you can
see it is kind of either an unfinished or an abandoned building. And that is kind of a major landmark because
we stayed two blocks from there at a hotel before. So totally recognize that building. So that is a wrap for our little Bishkek apartment
tour. Yeah, so basically it was really cool staying
here because I felt like we got to a little bit of window into the culture. The Soviet Era complex apartment buildings. Like these massive buildings. We’re getting to stay in here and even though
we’re like on the first or second level. First level. We’re not near the top it is still really
cool and it is just like whenever you can stay in apartments as opposed to a hotel it
is always like so much better because you feel a little bit like you’re at home, you
have more space you have more amenities, you have kitchen where you can wash your clothes. So whenever we have that opportunity we tend
to take it. Yes, oh and another important thing it is
cheaper than the hotel too. So now if you’re thinking of traveling to
Bishkek (Бишкек) or perhaps moving here now you have a better idea of what the apartments
look like. Yeah, exactly. So I hope you enjoyed this tour and if you’ve
been to Bishkek (Бишкек) before let us know what your apartment experience or
hotel experience was like. Bye.


Trep Talks

Nov 11, 2016, 2:56 pm Reply

Very interesting… would like to see more of what the city looks like…

Yoni & Mai Matkovsky

Nov 11, 2016, 6:09 pm Reply

typical soviet apartment with small kitchen but it's lovely


Nov 11, 2016, 6:28 pm Reply

You guys are so awesome. I wish I could travel more. I don't know how you do it. I work 60-70 hours a week so on the weekends, I really enjoy watching your travel videos and dreaming about travel~~~~~ Thanks!


Nov 11, 2016, 4:23 pm Reply

thanks 🙂

Ocean Eleven

Nov 11, 2016, 2:15 pm Reply

Hi Audrey and Samuel, didn't see your post videos for about 4 months and finally see this. Guess your are still travelling around as can be seen in this video. Will your post a travel video on Kyrgyzstan? This central Asia country majority people religion are islam if i am not wrong?


Nov 11, 2016, 9:32 pm Reply

Have an apartment myself close by Janat Hotel, and trying so much to make it like my own taste of the US, but as you see like your apartment space is limited. I still love it and will continue to fix it up and enjoy the great city. Great to see others enjoying the Capital. awesome places and great food for sure. Thank you for sharing.

zenneth tay

Dec 12, 2016, 5:40 am Reply

What is the name of this apartment. It looks very cool


Dec 12, 2016, 5:35 pm Reply

Im Kyrgyz and i live in Kygyzstan
Cool vid!


Dec 12, 2016, 4:33 pm Reply

I think its a feature of most apartment blocks in ex-Soviet countries like Russia & Kyrgyzstan to have such strict security (with all the keys, special magnets & stuff). I was in Kyiv, Ukraine just last month and the apartment I stayed in almost felt like this oversized safe with the door with two locks, metal bolts etc.

The layout for these apartments are also pretty similar because some of these apartments were built en masse during the Soviet era to house people.

Likewise I really liked the experience as it allowed me to feel like a local! & it was really cheap – US$45 per night for 3 people. Clean, sleek, newly renovated, elegant & modern.

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Dec 12, 2016, 4:17 pm Reply

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Dec 12, 2016, 5:22 am Reply

The pancakes are called aladi

Aibek Kaiypbekov

Dec 12, 2016, 10:44 am Reply

Heello nomadic samual

Ike Ike

Feb 2, 2017, 4:05 pm Reply


Sakura Batata

Feb 2, 2017, 3:42 am Reply

I watched all your videos.You did really good job!So,tell us your impressions

William Schwarz

Feb 2, 2017, 7:30 pm Reply

thank you

Jasmin Osk

Mar 3, 2017, 2:28 am Reply

My whole family lives in Bishkek but me and my parents live in USA ??


Apr 4, 2017, 8:20 am Reply

Looks kinda old fashioned… but functional.


Apr 4, 2017, 4:40 pm Reply

Did she have a breast cancer and cut her breasts … or just naturally flat?


May 5, 2017, 3:01 am Reply

U can find a lot of apartments in here lalafo.kg ,change the language on top right side


May 5, 2017, 3:05 am Reply

For 2000soms u could find better apartment. It looks too old. But the average price is 1500-2000soms


May 5, 2017, 3:10 am Reply

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Арууке М.

Jul 7, 2017, 8:09 pm Reply

i really liked it.. i live in Bishkek. i wish i could watch it earlier… i could show you some places. i hope you enjoyed it ))

mohammad yousaf

Aug 8, 2017, 9:53 am Reply

I wondered how much per month if live long term

Aijan Syrdybaeva

Sep 9, 2017, 9:50 pm Reply

I love you guys ?❤️ so simple thing but you make it interesting and funny ☺️ I like you positive energy and mood ? welcome to out country anytime ??? I wish you 1000000 followers and 1000000 idea for videos ???

Ardy Head

Sep 9, 2017, 1:50 am Reply

In Texas That is a mudroom, for taking off muddy footwear, so as not track through the house.

Ardy Head

Sep 9, 2017, 1:52 am Reply

I have a friend in Bishkek and she wants me to visit, so thanks for easing my anxiety!


Aug 8, 2018, 9:34 pm Reply

I adore and enjoy your travels. Keep on doing this. I'm from Denmark. U will come to Copenhagen one day? Perhaps I could meet u and say hello at the Tivoli or the Hovedbanegaarden

Joey Man

Oct 10, 2018, 3:46 pm Reply

Is this through airbnb?

Dennis Berlusconi

Oct 10, 2018, 10:53 pm Reply

Вам в Америке такие квартиры и не снились, А в Кыргызстане вот хорошо люди живут. Не то что Европейцы и Амереканцы бедняги.

Mahabat M

Nov 11, 2018, 4:34 pm Reply

Guys, you’re such positive human beings, like your vids about Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyz food?

Maya N.

Jan 1, 2019, 4:58 am Reply

When you have a grandmother who lives in the same tiep of apartment it's actually horrible security

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Jul 7, 2019, 11:25 pm Reply

Which building was this? Any tips on good building to rent from?

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