Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Route, More Specifically.

Paul -

Some notes on things from back home. We have not stopped preparing for the Rally, even though there are many social obligations and work requirements to attend to. Therefore, it was at 10:30 last night that John Lundin and I spread out the maps of Central Asia on the conference room table at work, and plotted a route through Central Asia. And the places that come before. But not the places that come after. Because we don't know whether we'll be taking the Tsangannuur border crossing from Russia into Mongolia, or driving north to Lake Baykal and then south into Mongolia through the Selenge Aimag (aimag = province in Mongolian). But, just to let you know where we're at, this is what John and I came up with:

ENGLAND
London
Dover

FRANCE
Calais

BELGIUM
yeah yeah yeah

GERMANY
why stop in germany?

CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague

POLAND
krakow

UKRAINE
lviv
kiev

RUSSIA
volgograd
astrakhan

KAZAKHSTAN
Altyrau
Qandyaghash
Embi
Shalqar
Qyzylorda
Shymkent

UZBEKISTAN
Tashkent
Jizzakh (I did not make that up)
Samarkand
Berkabad
Khudhzhand
Qoqand
Namangan
Uchqorghan

KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek

KAZAKHSTAN
Almaty

and then north into Siberia - but where?! We'll let you know as soon as we do...

1 Comments:

Blogger Patrick said...

Your route sounds good ... it sounds like we are planning pretty similar ones, which makes me happy because maybe great minds think alike and I haven't made bad decisions.

Are you guys planning on stopping on the continent anywhere the first night, or just pushing on to Prague in the darkness?

12:11 PM  

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