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Fri 23 aug 2013 Arrived just outside Aralsk - famous for its inland sea 20130823_083736

At the cafe outside Aral, I met these friends of mine from Kyrgyzstan. They were traveling to Germany on a Schengen visa to buy old Mercedes cars and then drive them back home to sell to their countrymen. They showed an interest in my car, but I refused because I do not know how to ride a camel.
Fri 23 aug 2013 Arrived just outside Aralsk - famous for its inland sea

August 23rd 2013
Fri 23 aug 2013 Arrived just outside Aralsk After breakfast, it was long hot drive towards Aralsk. I checked into the only hotel in Aralsk for about 6000 Tenge or about £20. The hotel decor must have dated back to the soviet 60’s mixed in with a hotel corridor scene from ‘The shining’ produced by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson - dated and a bit scary. There was no sh ... read more
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Kazakhstani Flag 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
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