Saturday, August 01, 2009
Right now it is quite hot in Bishkek. Walking in this heat makes me thirsty. Fortunately, there are plenty of beverage vendors on the streets here. Most of them are set up like lemonade stands, except they do not sell lemonade. Instead they sell Shoro and Tan which are drinks made from sour milk, kvas which is made from bread, sherbet which is made from dried apricots and occasionally iced tea flavored with either mint, lime or peach. I especially like Shoro and kvas both of which have a slightly sour taste. They are definitely different from the overly sweet sodas that dominate the soft drink market in most other countries.