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De Pamir Highway is werkelijk waar te mooi om te beschrijven. Als ik terugkijk naar alle mooie berglandschappen die ik ooit gezien heb, ben ik alles tegengekomen en meer. Dolomieten, Alpen, de Valley of 10.000 smokes in Alaska, Landmanalaugar in IJsland… elke paar kilometer is het weer totaal anders en net zo of zo …
My cold was much better this morning but the night had been pretty cold. The fire the Mongolian staff started in the ger nine the previous evening didn't really last that long. Made John and me sleep really close together. Like spoons. Late breakfast and a Mongolian one this morning too. A mutton soup of sone sort with lots of congealed fat. We got bread and jam, eggs and sausages too so not too bad. Packed lunch to be organised before some of us, surprisingly not many, set ...
... was available. I wanted to get to the ger camp rather than hanging around in a dusty town looking for food items that were not available! John experienced something similar with his group leader, nick, who is too young to be able to cook easy things with few pots and few ingredients. The meat buying good fun though. A bit of a drive after the shopping was finished and the food stored away. Very dry desert country with vast expanses of flat earth with ...
As we could not stay another night at Soluxe we agreed to stay at the younger manager's flat not far away. She told us her boss was away and that if she knew what she was proposing she would be killed! We accepted with a price of 2000 and some more. Vague with other words. Got the key, took the packs and walked the 20 minutes or so. Hot and the pavements atrocious. Dangerous to look away from your feet for even a second! We found the flat, Moscow street, and climbed 80 steps ...
... This land was beautiful and a highlight of our trip in Kazakhstan.
Our last ever overnight train on our world adventure took us to Kazakhstan’s largest city of Almaty. This former capital had it all. Soviet reminders, tree lined streets, modern technologies and western civilisation, all surrounded by amazing snow capped mountains. Our time in Almaty had its ups and downs as we had to compete with the weather and aggressive ripoff taxi ...