Posts Tagged ‘border’

Entering Karakalpakstan (August 7-8, 2011)

Entering Karakalpakstan (August 7-8, 2011)

As we left Beyneu at around 5:00, we were a little over 50 miles from the border.  Those 50 miles would take us two and a half hours.  The first half-mile was by far the worst and we ended up driving on the dirt track parallel to the road for most of it.  Then it […]


The end of the world as we know it (August 5, 2011)

The end of the world as we know it (August 5, 2011)

The morning was full of great anticipation amongst all 20 or so Ralliers who had enjoyed a comfort-filled stay at Astrakhan’s Park Inn by Radisson: today was the day we would enter Kazakhstan. I had read in a travel blog written by a bicyclist I believe that this border was sort of the final frontier, […]