Wed 21, 22 aug 2013 Aktobe, Kazakhstan August 21st 2013 My plan was to re-join the Silk Road in Southern Kazakhstan / Northern Kyrgyzstan in the city called Taraz.
So from Aktobe I had to head Southeast on the M32 to the city of Taraz some 1050 miles away. Yes, Kazakhstan is a very very big country.
The car is running smoothly. The thermometer inside the cabin normally reads 45 degrees centigrade. There is no air-conditioning in the vehicle. Ventilat ... 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