Retire in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 15, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Bishkek?

How do I meet people in Bishkek?

When we asked people living in Bishkek about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Not many organized groups I heard of except the Harriers, a running/socializing group that meets every week. However, there are a load of volunteer activities, especially tutoring in English," remarked another retiree in Bishkek.

What is life like in Bishkek?

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