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Video: Central Asia

This is what we saw in two months as we crossed Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
During leg 3 we pedaled 1392km in 62days and also used a lot of public transport; 5 sleeper trains, a cargo ferry and a minibus.

For 29 of those days we were stuck in capital cites waiting for visas, however, that did mean we got to hang out with some great people, see the sights and rest our bottoms! The cost of visas and capital city accommodation/living has meant that Central Asia has been the most expensive leg yet. Crazy huh? Hope you like the video.

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Aktau Adventure

Awaking at the petrol station we were pleased that our nights sleep had been undisturbed – we were obviously sufficiently out of sight! Not wanting to outstay our welcome on the forecourt, we packed up and set off. Our aim was to find Dominic and Mario. They hadn’t agreed with out choice of camping area, so had carried on and set up a bit further along the road. Breakfast consisted of their Nutella (must be a Swiss thing for previous companion Baptise was also a heavy user of the stuff!), bread and some fruit. Of course, we also got out our stove and kettle to treated them to a proper English brew. Dominic had to drink from a bowl because he’d sent his mug home in an effort to save weight!!!

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Camping at the Petrol Station¬† –¬†¬† Making a breakfast brew for the Swiss. Continue reading