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Siamo tornati ad Almaty dopo una notte sulle panchine dell'aeroporto di Astana. Distrutti ma contenti per gli incontri con delle belle persone. Ora ci aspettano due giorni di attesa per il mitico treno che ci portera' in Cina, ad Urumqi. Non abbiamo molte forze e fa di nuovo caldo, ma ci spingiamo fin sulla collina di Kok-Tobe, da cui c'e' l' …
... tomorrow morning, at the Orkhon river. Empty as we pitched the tents but within five minutes a huge herd of goats and sheep arrived. So funny! Like that every time. Always some herd of something coming. The goats have now been replaced by horses which have come down for their evening drink. A beautiful day today in terms of weather but as soon as the sun sets it gets really cold. Waiting for dinner and a big open fire ...
... the wine extremely expensive. On the next ger camp i will bring my own wine poured into some bottle. Apparently we pay $54 for this including the dinner and breakfast tomorrow. Highly overpriced i think. But this is not a place geared towards the foreign market but the local one. Maybe they think it is a great place away from home qnd according to Gino other camps are very different. I definitely dont lime this one even though t is nice not to have to pitch a ...
At the border, we crossed very quickly. I faced the usual questions regarding my marital status. The border guard was the same age as me and married for a few years, so was deeply concerned for me that I still didn't have a husband.....so offered me his friend and a good life in Kazakhstan. Surprisingly easy to refuse.
In Almaty, I said goodbye to the elephants who had to press on quickly and were taking a different route. I can't thank them enough for ...
... was of course dubious as I did not know him or know where I was. Eventually he got me a taxi and paid the driver in local currency and refused to take any money from me even though I offered him US dollars, he said it would be his pleasure. Its nice to see that such generosity still exists in todays modern world.
Overall a great experience in central Asia with no problems what so ever it was all very easy, hopefully I will be back maybe next time to Uzbekistan.
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a creapy soviet-style hotel, that has maybe been once a nice one. But now that's only a leftover of an old wealthy era. It's maybe the only cheap place to stay in Almaty (10 euros/person/night if you ask for the "hostel").
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