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 picked up supplies and said their farewells and set
off!

Not much to say about the day, we drove like madmen through Kyrgyzstan; the roads were
really good and we managed to cover good ground eventually hitting the Kazakh border at
about 1 in the morning.

Standard Central Asian Vehicle Loading

Standard Central Asian Vehicle Loading

We got stamped in at the border on the 22/08/2013. We were fast tracked through car
searches by a military looking man who simply stamped our car customs papers for us
without searching the car; which was what was happening to all the local cars!

We drove till about 4 in the morning and pitched up our tent to get some sleep!

During our Mad drive the Canadians had made it to Oskamen, some 1000km away!

Driving through Kyrgyzstan!

Driving through Kyrgyzstan!

Driving through Kyrgyzstan!

Driving through Kyrgyzstan!

Driving through Kyrgyzstan!

Driving through Kyrgyzstan!