Category Archives: Kazakhstan

Last stop for Kazakhstan

It has gotten so hot that our French has to bare his top to ride up the slope. Cool huh! (Kazakhstan … 10.03.05 to 23.04.05) These ‘baosak’ taste as good as they look *slurps*. We had only stopped to take … Continue reading

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Do you speak any … French?

The young ones from the village of Aksai … time to go home! (Kazakhstan … 10.03.05 to 23.04.05) This old man posing happily with his traditional hat. A very common headgear even now. After a few rounds of search, we … Continue reading

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The Kazakh ‘Grand Canyon’

Behold, the Sharyn Canyon! (Kazakhstan … 10.03.05 to 23.04.05) This is the only eating house on the top of the plateau. The lady boss makes quite a good business giving free meals to the drivers, thus many inter-city buses plan … Continue reading

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One for All, & All for One!

A change of season & a new display of nature unfolds. These flowers blooming vibrantly with their true colours. (Kazakhstan … 10.03.05 to 23.04.05) Never seen b4, 3 musketeers … in a sauna! And … almost naked *grin* The entrepreneur … Continue reading

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Our 3rd party. Bonjour!

May I present … Pierce … er sorry, … I mean Colas … Colas Jeremy. (Kazakhstan … 10.03.05 to 23.04.05) The places travellers often meet include budget hostel, net cafes, and embassy. From the Pakistan embassy in Almaty, we ‘found’ … Continue reading

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Farewell to family members

As we prepared to get on our journey, Chris and Florence were also bidding farewell to their friends & ‘family’ they have come to bond for the past 3 yrs here in Kazakhstan. This farewell dinner was held by their … Continue reading

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Our 3 long weeks in Almaty

It was April, the season of Spring, but that doesn’t mean an end to snow. Just overnight and all will become white Even in Summer this can happen here as well. (Kazakhstan … 10.03.05 to 23.04.05) Florence, the woman behind … Continue reading

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Ready for the World, Ready for Almaty!

Rob Cassibo and his special, extended pages passport. A Canadian teacher from Lake Huron, Rob has been on the bike for 3-1/2 years already! Up to where we met him, he has covered 64,795km and 63 countries across North-South America, … Continue reading

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Back to days of snow …

The weather took a turn for the worst when it SNOWed heavily after we left our Chinese friends. Just the day before, it was still warm and sunny when we departed. A night of snowing, it was already ankle high … Continue reading

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2nd Cow Skin Factory

27km out of Sara Bulak village, we came to a rest at a petrol kiosk. We were only 15km from Kordai town, according to the kiosk attendant. The Chinese from the 1st Cow Skin factory had told us of another … Continue reading

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