Running the Silk Road Marathon (Kind of)

Running the Silk Road Marathon (Kind of)

We spent our free time before and after the competition exploring the grounds of the race organization's partner hotel, the Kyrgyz Seaside Resort. This massive complex is just the kind of thing I love about anywhere, and they're notably more¬†common in former Soviet republics. Think of three college dorms strung together in a maze of hallways, with five on-site convenience stores, two restaurants, a massive cafeteria, a smattering of souvenir shops and a fully equipped arcade with games that should be in a museum. We had trouble finding our room because there were…continue reading →