just me, the wind, the sun going down and ahuge expanse of desert . . . . . and maybe a few cheeky swigs of cha cha!!
some more shakey bikecam as we leave Aktau and see our first camels on the outskirts of town!
In total I spent just 9 short days in Kazakhstan which seems an incredible injustice to such a huge, landlocked country that is one of the most sparsely populated in the world. But it merits a blog post all of its own because the minute corner I crossed during this time was the desert. My … More The desert for the first time!
After the happy weeks spent in Georgia I was a bit unsure about what to expect in Azerbaijan. My preconceptions (heavily weighed by a lack of knowledge and research) had me imagining an oil money state, characterised by a conservative Muslim population and anticipating little interaction with the people. Basically a country I had to … More The Azerbaijan surprise and crossing the Caspian Sea