� Camera I used: Sony a6500 (https://amzn.to/2Y8fNlF) + RX100 M3 (https://amzn.to/3cq0Pgb) + GoPro Hero 4 Silver (https://amzn.to/3dlSsBe)
� Lens: 16 – 55mm F2.8 Lens (https://amzn.to/2vrSvvx)
� Lens: 70 – 350mm F4.5-6.3 Lens (https://amzn.to/3fMbZgt)
✈️ Drone: DJI Mavic Mini (https://amzn.to/2CjLcJn)
� Music: Play by ANBR (Licensed through https://artlist.io/Pete-165569)
⚡️ For a complete travel guide to Kyrgyzstan: 3 Weeks Itinerary For Kyrgyzstan – https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/3-months-southeast-asia-backpacking-itinerary
Kyrgyzstan (Ker-Gyz-Stan), a place I can easily call my second home, is a country people often referred to as “One of the Stans”. If you ask around, not a whole lot of people will know where Kyrgyzstan is on a map, let alone traveled there, and that is why I made this travel video.
To show you the country Kyrgyzstan, how beautiful the country is, and why you should put Kyrgyzstan and the rest of Central Asia on your list of must-visit destinations.
With alpine mountains and pristine lakes all over the country, where ever you trek you are sure to be spending a night in the middle of beautiful untouched nature under millions of stars.
Other than nature, Bishkek is one of the few cities in the world I feel like I can stay for a long period of time. The locals were phenomenal, the city is small enough that you can go almost everywhere by walking, and not too crowded but enough to keep the creativity flowing. Bishkek is truly a home far away from home in Central Asia for me.
For this video, I decided to go for a fast-paced edit filled with energy and colors that reflects what traveling in Kyrgyzstan was like for me, how much I feel so alive.
And when I paired that with a poem by Anne Sexton’s voice from her “The Truth The Dead Know” poetry, I think I’ve got something special here. “Live Now” is a title I chose for this video to reflect the concept of the poem, of how, on your deathbed, you will look back at your time in Kyrgyzstan fondly and not regret taking the leap and visit such an unknown country.
I hope the video will inspire you to give Central Asia a try, to put your attention to this small yet amazing country, ignite the adventurous fire within you, to put Kyrgyzstan within your radar, and finally to inspire you to LIVE NOW.
Narration came from an original version of a poem by Anne Sexton, “The Truth The Dead Know”:
“And what would the dead say? What defiles
their calm eyes and their loose brows?
Not this. For through their tiny smiles
they mutter: live now, live now.”
Location: Bishkek, Karakol, Issyk Kul, Kadji Say, Ala Kul, Song Kul, Arslanbob, Osh
Camera Gear: Sony a6500 + 16mm – 70mm Zeiss lens, Mavic Drone (not mine) (https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/advanced-travel-video-gear-guide)
Music: ANBR – Play
Drone Footages by Dylan Endrion