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Kazakhstan – the last chapter

Altyn-Emel National Park, the white mountains.

Altyn-Emel National Park, the white mountains.

We finished up at Altyn-Emel National Park and said our goodbyes to the Czech guys who we had been trailing for a few days.We made our way back to Almaty via Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan’s biggest lake and stopped to camp for the night.

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Kazakhstan – Almaty and touring

Before hitting Almaty we drove via Turkestan to see the famous Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

Before hitting Almaty we drove via Turkestan to see the famous Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

A huge place, covered in mosaic tiles. This is the unfinished back

A huge place, covered in mosaic tiles. This is the unfinished back

So on to Almaty.

Almaty is a very interesting city: Tidy, leafy and super relaxed. Not to mention it is full of friendly people.
The poor Russian roads and some of the long stretches of roadworks had taken their toll on our cheap Chinese alloy roof cage. Probably the biggest mistake that we made building up the troopy was buying that. Looking back we don’t know what we were thinking, maybe it was the AUD $2000 price tag of an ARB one. Or the fact the steel Chinese one I had on my patrol was still going strong after 25,000km of punishing km on Aussie roads.

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