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Rattles and Gurgles #2

Morning All! Further to Cobys update on our various rattles and gurgles we are pleased to announce that we are all five of us on the mend! Having spent a fair few days trying to find out what the monstrous rattle coming from the engine was we eventually had to enlist...

The Tunnel of Death

Having a claustrophobic fear of road tunnels I was filled with dread at the prospect of having to drive through the notorious ‘Tunnel of Death’. Unfortunately the tunnel stood in-between us and a chain of seven serene mountain lakes in the Hisar Tizmasi range. Cutting...

Aktau to the Uzbek border

Kazakhstan!! (For the first time). First impressions: Big, sandy, dusty with lots of nodding donkey oil wells. The drive north east from Aktau to Beynau was on roads of mixed quality. There is an extensive program of road building (seemingly with Chinese funding), and...