Marriott Executive Apartments Atyrau
Travel Blogs from Atyrau
On our way back to the station, we admired the courage of a western family of five biking under the heat with a lot of luggage to carry.
Back to the train station, boys met Sally again, and we all had a quick Borsh-Plov lunch before taking the train to Aktau.
What a shock when going on the train: an ex-USSR, 25 years old train (seemed to be a century old !), without AC, heated with coal (!), with hot water heated ...
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.
... and not at all pretty it will do the job...or so we thought. Fitting it to the car to give it a run, we discovered that the wheel also has a tendency to slightly rub against the brake caliper......****. Back to the primary spare, our plan for the second now is to see if we can find someone to grind a few mils of metal from it or failing that use it only as a get out of jail wheel if we ...
... of Beyneu was sweet... just what the doctor ordered. Our plan was to get to Atyrau and stay there as it was gettin' late and we still needed to get a puncture fixed. We tried three different 'hotels', some would have us, some wouldn't, all were too expensive... the prices jacked up by all the oil around here. I backed Blanche into a huge pole to show my disapproval.
Alex spied a tyre place which ...
... at night with amusements, blaring Russian Trance music, bars and nightclubs. With so many brightly lit, cheesy options we could easily of fallen into some tacky little venue for food and a beer. And that's pretty much what we did. We were treated to a Russian rendition of Lady in Red by the resident DJ and being asked by a local 70 year old man in a string vest if we could demonstrate some Scottish country dancing.
Atyrau - Due to a ...
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