Paris-Pekin still in Kazakhstan July 2nd 2008 Tuesday 20 May - Toretam to Josali, 88 km
My big bag did not turn up in the lorry yesterday, but I found it this morning hidden behind some cardboard in the second lorry for some reason. Had to do some hasty luggage sorting and also get a new chain on my bike before leaving. Claude managed to rip the school gate off with the lorry, not a very good return for their hospitality!
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Asia » Kazakhstan » Kyzylorda Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. D... ... read more
Finally retired in January 2008 and in March set off on a cycle trip from Paris to Beijing, run by the French national cycle touring organisation, arriving on 3 August. I moved from Essex to Kent just before departing on the big ride and am getting used to country life. ... full info