Siberian Camp

23.08.2010 in Uncategorized

The desert heat has given way to cold, windy Siberia. For the second night after crossing the Russian border, we are camping out in a field a few hundred meters off the main road with the cold wind nipping at the edges of our staked…

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Wedding Crashers

20.08.2010 in Uncategorized

I couldn’t really say how nice of a town Almaty is since I’ve seen little besides the parking lot of our hotel, but following the the trend that’s been set since Turkmenistan the people have been overwhelmingly nice. First order of business yesterday was to…

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Making Our Last Stan

19.08.2010 in Uncategorized

That “lamb shish” that I “just finished” in my last post?  It was a vile poisoned thing!  Either they rushed it out or the whole kitchen was filthy, because that was the 2nd worst food poisoning incident I’ve had yet. After finishing that post I…