We crossed the Kazakh/Kyrgyz border on 8th August via the Kegen border crossing without a hitch.
Borders have a been a doddle so far, plus there are no visa requirements for Australian and British passport holders in Kyrgyzstan.
We had climbed to an altitude of 2000m by the time we left Kazakhstan and the cool breeze coming over the mountains was so welcome.
Immediately after crossing into Kyrgyzstan there were obvious changes in the scenery. Firstly and fore-mostly the dust and brown hills were replaced with a carpet of green grass, windflowers and