Marriott Executive Apartments Atyrau
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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, ...
... they were going to carry on further across the country. Every car is a taxi here, you can flag down any car and they will take you most places in the city for 200-300 Tenge. Apparently it’s best not to get in if there are two men in the car as you’ll almost certainly get mugged, also best not to get in if there’s two men and a girl as they’ll try and sell you the girl first then mug ...