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Travel Blogs from Atyrau
We arrived in Atyrau, at 00:55 am Astanan time, 11:55pm local time. While we slept a lot and because we had to take the next train at 11:55am (another 20 hours of sleep was waiting for us!) we wanted to walk a bit and discover the city.
Boys went out to explore the city, at around three in the morning. It was kind of scary while we had to cross huge blocks of enlightened gloomy houses to reach the city form the station. ...
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.
... with dent in the bumper some consolation was at least getting the flat from yesterday repaired for the equivalent of 1 euro.
Failing to find a hotel that wasn't a complete ripoff in Atyrua, we jumped back in Blanche, and with the last 30mins of the day made it to a quiet spot just out of sight of the main road to pitch the tents. Tomorrow Kazakhstan will undoubtedly get better....
Up around seven this morning with the sun streaming through the tent. Not a spectacular sleep, but not too bad either. Alex was welcomed into the day by a little scorpion dartin' around... Kazakhstan just gets better!
The rest of the morning was spent staring two metres ahead of the car, navigating the dirt in an attempt to inflict minimal damage on Blanche... a constant compromise between tyres, ...
... food with a bowl of borsh but lost out when I ordered a bottle of salt water to drink (that claims to cure everything from kidney problems to light cases of death). Stuart also had a success with his meal plumping by luck for some fresh mackerel, sadly his drink of choice Jolly Joker turned out to be a tequila and sugar fueled, fluorescent yellow substance that he couldn't drink due to the zero tolerance drink drive limit. Finally Mark played ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking