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Kazakhstan: A life lesson learned

The next days with the Irish boys were mostly filled with driving and having funny barbecues in the evenings. Although there is a story worth mentioning. We drove  from Astana in the direction of Semei, one of the last big towns in Kazakhstan. I had Willie with me,...

Kazakhstan – convoy through the steppe

Kazakhstan – an Austro-Irish convoy through the beautiful steppe. And a lot of party. So the Irish lads and us convoyed from now on. And a great time we did have. Nikolay, the Kazakh guy  who came along with the Irish had a special story as we found out. The boys had...
Kazakhstan – our convoy with the Irish

Kazakhstan – our convoy with the Irish

So the Irish lads and us convoyed from now on. And a great time we did have. Nikolay, the guy  who came along with the Irish had a special story as we found out. The boys had been to Atyrau as well, just like us. There the boys stayed in a hotel, and when they checked...

Kazakhstan–the real deal

As an Austrian friend we met later on in Ulaanbaatar would put it, the Kazakh part of the border is a “Vogelhäuslverschlag” which means a collection of birdhouses but in broad Austrian dialect. The Kazakh part of the border was rather confusing so wen ended up...
Chapter 28/Kazakhstan

Chapter 28/Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the most economically advanced of the ‘Stans’ (thanks to its reserves of oil, natural gas and minerals) is the ninth-biggest country in the World. With land of 2.7 million sq km, is about the size of Western Europe meanwhile its population is just over 17...
A Spring in the Steppe

A Spring in the Steppe

The true heart of Kazakhstan can be found in its vast steppe land, at times stretching to an infinite horizon in every direction. The world’s ninth largest country, a third of Kazakhstan’s colossal land area is steppe, an indication of just how immense...

You Tube Videos

Hello All!  Just a quick update from the beautiful city of Prague, there is another post on it’s way shortly but in the meantime…. We have loaded a couple more YouTube videos – a quick one of Charyn Canyon in Kazakhstan and the other is of some sections of the...
Welcome to Kazakhstan

Welcome to Kazakhstan

After our indulgent evening with like-minded cohorts Stephen and Caroline, the morning greeted us a little too early along with the slight reminder of the previous nights drinking habits. Anyway we packed and headed for a supermarket which proved OK to locate but a...
The Earth Speeds Up

The Earth Speeds Up

The Earth must have sped up?      There is no other plausible explanation! It’s the only way that time could be flying by at the dizzying rate it seems to be… It feels like all our waking hours are spent getting the multitude of chores completed prior to departure. ...