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Month: June 2017

Uzbekistan: Beyneu to Nukus and the Aral Sea – 18th to 20th Jun 2017

Uzbekistan: Beyneu to Nukus and the Aral Sea – 18th to 20th Jun 2017

  Sunday 18th June – Beyneu to Nukus Distance: 6.19 km Total Distance: 14034.98 km We were rudely awoken at 1am by our hotel proprietor, Murat. It gave us both a hell of a scare, thinking we’d overslept and missed our train but it was just minutes before our alarm. Shower, pack and out the door. We’re at the train station at 1.20am (yup we’ve got this routine down to a fine art). At the station we need to work…

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The Kazakhstan desert from Aktau to Beyneu – 8th to 17th Jun 2017

The Kazakhstan desert from Aktau to Beyneu – 8th to 17th Jun 2017

Thursday 8th June – Aboard the ferry boat from Alat to Aktau We wake at 5am and the ferry still feels like it’s not moving. We go off to investigate and find the hold is now full of lorries but we’re still in the docks. About 6am we finally set sail. 8am – breakfast. 2 boiled eggs, stale bread, jam, honey, cheese and çay. 10am. Ferry drops anchor. 12pm Lunch – soup and chicken and pasta. The ferry is still…

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Azerbaijan – 23rd May to 7th Jun 2017

Azerbaijan – 23rd May to 7th Jun 2017

  Tuesday 23rd May – Lagodekhi to Zagatala Distance: 39.95 km Average Speed: 10.6 kmh Fastest Speed: 47.8 kmh Total Distance: 13183.3 km Last night we found a beautiful spot to wild camp just 2km from the Azerbaijan border. We enjoyed cheese and biscuits and a final bottle of good Georgian wine in the beautiful sunshine. We couldn’t have our wash until after 7pm because we were still sweating in the heat. We had a lovely quiet night although there…

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