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... wood fire (not kidding !). So we took our Russian-style dried noodles and enjoyed their good taste (another remembrance of China!). We admired during the whole ride how flat, boring and dry the plains of Kazakhstan were. We had to endure a very hot ride, in extremely dirty clothes (no shower and cloth changing since more than three days now !).
And we finally did the only thing we could do on a train: Sleep for hours, in the middle of the ...
After very short sleep, our host took us to the train station at 5:00am and we took train to Atyrau.
We only slept, read, ate bread cucumber, tomatoes and a nice piece of meat offered by a kind local, and watched some movies on our laptops.
... dreaded double puncture.
Back on the road and the contrast in quality couldn't have been more stark. Adding 100kph to the average speed of yesterday we whipped through 600km to reach the town of Atyrua an hour before sunset. Unfortunately for Blanche whilst checking out a hotel for the night, she came victim to a well placed poll hidden from Wallsy's sight. Now covered in dust ...
... open, so we took the puncture in, busted out some solid sign language and two bucks later we were back in business! The bloke's 'explanation' was that the tyre had just popped off the rim slightly... time will tell on that one.
With that sorted there was no need to stay in town, so we punched it north, found a sweet place to pitch the tents as the sun was setting and called it a day. An eventful one...
... local school children were all smartly dressed and their oriental faces made it feel as if we had arrived in a provincial Chinese town. I have not been able to get over the difference in faces crossing from the Caucasus countries and into Kazakhstan. Kostya arranged for a taxi to take me to the station and buy my onward ticket as Uri and him were going to stay and see what was happening with the vehicle ...
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