Ruth says: This is Bob enjoying one of the fruits of the lake. The food here is far better than in Kazakh. The terrified little boy is holding the snake that was around Father Christmas' neck.
Bob says: Other interesting facts about Lake Issyk-Kul: Length 170 km; width 70 km; depth 650m. The lake also never freezes despite winter temperatures averageing minus 24 degrees c. Issyk Kul literally means "warm lake".