Starting from our hotel with 15 degrees...
Be alerted an stay focussed!
One of the bigger cemeteries along our route these days.
A lot of vast lands and "just horizon".
We saw our first "wild camels"
Already in Russia, we saw many old european trucks, that are still being used here.
...taking some pictures...
...of lake Balkhash in the morning sun.
Long straight roads and the horizon are waiting for us.
OK - sooome "curves" (here, crossing a little salt lake)
The van stopped at..
...one of the booths, selling fish...
...from lake Balkhash. Alex (our russian guide) chooses well...
...and is quite proud of the result!
It got warmer and warmer today. We stopped at a little restaurant" in the middle of nowwhere for a quick lunch.
A smaller graveyard/cemetery along the road.
That was it with the nice roads for the next 200+ kilometers.
At least, they fixed the potholes since last year, so that we could enjoy the unlimited view.
No! Not eating again - but a break had to be, to drink some water/tea/coffee and continue.
Royce improves his Kazakh, while the group prepares to leave.
Heeere they are!
A herd of wild camels (the REAL ones, this time!)
Fruit stalls along the road.
Mostly selling different sorts of melons (huge beasts!)
One has to be prepared for everything lying on, or crossing the streets: like these wild horses this time.
The straight road gets some curves again.
Landscape is changing a bit, while we slooowly come closer to Almaty.
Just a LITTLE taste of crazy asian traffic - but it works (somehow).
We are in a muslim region since and for quite some days.
First stop in Almaty, to get our bikes seviced...
...at our friends of freerider.
Finally in our hotel in Almaty - after 640+ km and 12 hours, since we started with breakfast at 7 a.m.