Ukranian vodka on deck as we finally set sail
Aktau’s highrises
Sunset over the Caspian Sea
Doktor Bey at Koshkar Ata
The first camels we’ve seen on this trip!
Our new Kazakh friends after shorba and shay
Vincent and Maryline, French overlanders
Headwinds begin
Sheltering from wind and sun en route to Beyneu
Dan wants some of these spokey-dokes!
More shorba and shay at desert teahouse
Dirt track and headwinds
The spectacular wind-sculpted landscape
Storm approaches
Rest day cos the wheels won’t turn
A dry track and happy camels after the rain
Desert flower
“The Dangerous Section”
More chaikhanas
Determined to traverse the windswept land!
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May 2009
After many days of waiting in Baku and then a 40 hour ferry ride across the Caspian Sea, we finally reached Kazakhstan.
As we fought headwinds and dirt tracks in the desert of Mangistau, south Kazakhstan, we encountered ancient burial sites, windswept canyons, surprised camels and friendly people.
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