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Celine Meunier

Celine Meunier

Meet Celine, a 28-year-old photographer based in Paris.

"A while back I travelled to Kyrgyzstan for a horseback trip in the mountains. I went with a friend and we stayed in local nomads’ yurts and learned about their lifestyle. We were met by winter and had to continue our travel at lower heights, in the warmth of a Death Valley like area."

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 We’ve just arrived in Kyrgyzstan; the sun is rising on us as we rush to meet our guide on time in Koshkor.

We’ve just arrived in Kyrgyzstan; the sun is rising on us as we rush to meet our guide on time in Koshkor.

 After a two-hour drive, we stop to shake our legs and grab a small breakfast. There are a few canteens with tables to share. At the end of a small dirt road a small cabin, the toilet.

After a two-hour drive, we stop to shake our legs and grab a small breakfast. There are a few canteens with tables to share. At the end of a small dirt road a small cabin, the toilet.

 My friend Ralph, who came along with me on this adventure, on his horse.

My friend Ralph, who came along with me on this adventure, on his horse.

 We give our horses a rest before crossing the pass.

We give our horses a rest before crossing the pass.

 We go on ascending the mountain.

We go on ascending the mountain.

 Occasionally we crossed paths with herds of wild horses.

Occasionally we crossed paths with herds of wild horses.

 It’s been many hours riding since morning, so we stop to enjoy the view and a little snack.

It’s been many hours riding since morning, so we stop to enjoy the view and a little snack.

 A little yurt in the meadow.

A little yurt in the meadow.

 During the day we make stops at some family yurts if they are around. The nomads welcome us, they give us food and warm tea before we get going again.

During the day we make stops at some family yurts if they are around. The nomads welcome us, they give us food and warm tea before we get going again.

 Finally we make it to Son Kul, Ralph and our guide take down our backpacks from the horses.

Finally we make it to Son Kul, Ralph and our guide take down our backpacks from the horses.

 As we make our way around to discover the area, we stumble upon this group of Scots taking a reviving bath in the cold waters of the lake.

As we make our way around to discover the area, we stumble upon this group of Scots taking a reviving bath in the cold waters of the lake.

 A child drying his legs in the wind.

A child drying his legs in the wind.

 In the evening we check the path we’ve covered until now and what’s awaiting us.

In the evening we check the path we’ve covered until now and what’s awaiting us.

 It’s a sleepless night. The storm has been at us all night. At dawn I get out of the yurt to see a land of witness slowly warmed by the rising sun.

It’s a sleepless night. The storm has been at us all night. At dawn I get out of the yurt to see a land of witness slowly warmed by the rising sun.

 The mountains have gone from warm colours to pure white in the night.

The mountains have gone from warm colours to pure white in the night.

 Our bathroom.

Our bathroom.

 In the morning, the families milk their herd.

In the morning, the families milk their herd.

 The veals are brought to their mothers to feed.

The veals are brought to their mothers to feed.

 Now that the snow is everywhere, we have to go back to the city.

Now that the snow is everywhere, we have to go back to the city.

 Camels resting on the side of the road.

Camels resting on the side of the road.

 We’re entering Jetti-Oghuz park to find a camping spot for the night. The landscape reminds me of the Alps.

We’re entering Jetti-Oghuz park to find a camping spot for the night. The landscape reminds me of the Alps.

 We’d have to cross 7 bridges and then turn, but we lost count at some point.

We’d have to cross 7 bridges and then turn, but we lost count at some point.

 Lada. This model is inherited from the soviet era. It’s the most common car in Kyrgyzstan.

Lada. This model is inherited from the soviet era. It’s the most common car in Kyrgyzstan.

 Climbing the mountain thinking of Matisse.

Climbing the mountain thinking of Matisse.

 Cattle, yurts, and horses.

Cattle, yurts, and horses.

 Locals homes.

Locals homes.

 We had rain during the whole ride, but just as we came to the point where the mashroutka was supposed to drop us, we came out of the nasty cloud. Suddenly there was no rain.

We had rain during the whole ride, but just as we came to the point where the mashroutka was supposed to drop us, we came out of the nasty cloud. Suddenly there was no rain.

 Today we’re going to Skazka valley. It's a dry land of red rocky formations shaped by the wind.

Today we’re going to Skazka valley. It's a dry land of red rocky formations shaped by the wind.

 As we’re going around, a shepherd and his cattle pass above us in search of food.

As we’re going around, a shepherd and his cattle pass above us in search of food.

 I climb to the top of a formation to get a view of the valley and the sea.

I climb to the top of a formation to get a view of the valley and the sea.

 Ralph tries to get a good point of view

Ralph tries to get a good point of view

We hope you've enjoyed Celine's adventure through Kyrgyzstan! Don't forget to follow Celine on Instagram (@mcbinoculars) to keep up with all of the latest from her.

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