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Day 39 – Lost in Almaty and snapped suspension

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After getting up early and heading towards Almaty we stopped at a ‘service station’ for a kebab and to change money to the local currency. We hit Almaty at around 11 o’clock. The aussies wanted to meet a team they had met earlier so we headed into the city to find wifi so we could [...]


Day 38- Parting Ways and the race to Canada

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So the Canadians had only reached Almaty the day before after being stuck at the border for 18 hours. So they were only 900Km away! The German’s were spending several days in Bishkek so we decided we would drive like madmen with the aussies to catch up the Canadians. So in the morning the teams [...]




Day 35 – Climbing Higher and mangled Sumps

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In the morning we changed money then filled the cars and jerry cans and set off on the next section of the Pamir. The roads were not quiet as bad as before Kharugh but don’t think for one second they were actually good. After a few hours drive we came across possibly the most rickety [...]


Day 34 – To Kharugh

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After we set off from the bridge we hit a small but busy town on the afghan border. The germans were able to get new tyres in the town and the aussies got a new rim as well (theirs needed daily hammering back into shape). With new car parts purchased we headed off to Kharugh. [...]



Day 32 – The Start of the Pamir Highway

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After stocking up on instant noodles at a local supermarket we headed off to Kharugh the first and only major Tajik town on the pamir. We had no idea what we were in for. The roads started off well but gradually became worse and worse. As the road wound up through the mountains we were [...]


Day 31 – The Road to Tajikistan

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After changing wheels on the Germans car we set off for Tajikistan, Instead of going all the way down to Termiz and back up we cut accross at Baysun to save ourselves some time. The terrain in this part of Uzbekistan was nothing short of epic! We went through a few military checkpoints with no [...]