Sun 18 and Mon 19 Aug 2013 Somewhere between Atyrau and Oktyabrsk August 18th 2013 Sun 18 and Mon 19 aug 2013
From the hotel car park, I set the SatNav to my next destination Oktyabrsk. After a comfortable night, showered, fed, and a clean supply of clothing, I felt good and ready to move on closer to China. I know now that I am only a few days away from reaching the last country on my long journey.
The SatNav took me towards the Northeast direction along the A27. I though ... read more
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