Get ready to do battle on Kyrgyz roadways! It can be quite a trying time navigating the underdeveloped road system and dealing with aggressive drivers who are largely ignorant of traffic laws.
If you can battle your way through the political instability and crime risks in some of the urban areas, you will have some health and environmental hazards with which to contend in Kyrgyzstan.
In addition to its precarious political situation, Kyrgyzstan has some other risks that can make travel dangerous for foreigners. You should watch your back the minute you arrive in the country.
Kyrgyzstan sits in Central Asia and has suffered spates of political violence in recent years. Escalation in inter-ethnic tensions has led to violence and death, with 2010 being a particularly rough year.