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Monday, July 9, 2018

MOUNTAIN YURTS TO STEPPES - PHOTOS

Heading in to Kyrgyzstan

Setting up camp

Lush & green

Great mountain views from the village

Mountain driving


Wow


Lots of sheep & goats


Our riverside spot

Heading in to town

Haymaking time in the Fergana valley

Lakeside camping


Everyone's favourite drink - made with fermented mares milk

Local horse transport

The aqua river

Followed by lots of lakes



Local village cemetery - fancier than the homes

Village life

Campspot

Kochkor  markets - meat anyone

Mares milk - Yum (NOT)

Heading up to Lake Song Kol

Up up and up


Made it


Time to set up camp

And time for us to leave

Coming back down the mountain pass

Animal markets in Kochkor


Beside Lake Yssyk-kol

Market gardens

Charyn Canyon


Why we can't drive through

Driving through Almaty

Finally back in the desert

Desert towns

They are dying

Lake Balkash


Balkash town

With the Colonel

He is watching - in the Gulag Museum

Astana



The Palace



Built for Expo



Lake Burabay

Cathedral at Petropavolsk

Gingerbread house

Omsk Cathedral

Hold him down

Novosibirsk

Barnaul


Love the cottages


Waterfall on the lake

Cruising Lake Teletskoe


Camping on the lake

Artybash

On the tourist trail - Chuysky Trakt

Double humps - maybe some Viagra needed or water

Last town in Russia

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