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... so now when fitted it runs clean. Considering the work. 8500Tenge (50AUD) was a bargain.
Still with plenty of time in the day, an absolute monster of a storm besides flooding the streets of Astana had the benefit of giving Blanche a fantastic wash.
Deciding to just do a drive through of Astana and head to the town of Karagandy, this was actually turning into a brilliant day........but of course in true Kazakhstan style we were kicked once more in the ...
... we saw what looked like the 'car district' on the way into town, with plenty of AБTO signs, so made a beeline.
We were hoping to get someone to have a look at the suspension, check out a ding underneath after an unfortunate 'ski-jump incident' (Alex driving) and take the grinder to one of our spares. Finding the right place was step one, communicating all of the above step two.
We tried a few ...
Belangrijkste taak voor mezelf was om me hier in te schrijven alst toerist. Een vrij nutteloze en vooral ambetante wet in Kazachstan legt op dat elke toerist zich moet aanmelden bij een OVIR-migratiekantoor voor een extra stempel in je paspoort, tenzij je het land binnenkomt via de luchthaven want dan krijg je onmiddellijk 2 stempels. Omdat ik via de trein was aangekomen heb ik met Saule van het ene kantoor naar het andere mogen lopen om's avonds dan ...
... a gift! Of course we showed the appropriate gratitude. fter his staff charged us for every little extra last night!
Set off, and the road today was good virtually all the way. Passed a MIG fighter just on the outskirts of Balkash.
Lots of open road, and various villages along the way, in states of disrepair. Stopped off for a late lunch, sort of meat pie, Fanta and tea, came to about £2. What value you can get here.
... from the students like, "I would like to go to Brown or Yale." Yeah, I'd like to win the lottery, but that's probably not going to happen either. Or, "Is everything really like American Pie?"
In Almaty, I commented on how I felt invisible. I've come to realize that people here assume I am Kazakh. Kazakhs look very much like half-Asian peoples, with very distinct arched noses with a high, prominent bridge, which I also have. I keep ...