Кирстен Коза (my name in Cyrillic) on the front page of Vecherniy (Kyrgyzstan’s biggest newspaper). The article isn’t by me but is about my winning guides and breathtaking (literally and visually) mountain bike expedition in a country whose tourism industry was pounded by a revolution. If you can’t read Russian (I can’t) Sergey Gluhoverov has translated this, just click here. Leap Local’s founder has suggested I go to Libya next. But I’m leaning towards the Doors to Hell in Turkmenistan for my next trip.
I want to clean my vomit off my bicycle shoes but I’m low on water. I’m low on oxygen too, nearing the peak of Chok-Tol (4770 metres). The altitude isn’t making me sick. I’ve chosen to blame Kyrgyzstan’s national beverage, fermented mare’s milk, which was served to me by nomads in the Chong-Kemin valley. My up-chuck tastes exactly like the horse milk did going down. Okay, I’m exaggerating a little because I’m furious with my guide, Elena. Actually, she outdid Marcel Marceau when she mimed ‘DON’T drink the kumis’. Regardless, I’m still mad. It’s the first day of my three-week mountain bike trip and it’s a disaster… (FULL ARTICLE ON PAGE 8)
Somebody has started a Kirsten Koza/Lost in Moscow Facebook fan-group — and it wasn’t Kirsten. She even joined it, the tart.
Kirsten’s suspenseful comedy Meet the Teacher Creature received a week workshop at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover. At the end of the process was the first public reading of the play.