Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Yes, But Did They Stop At Baikonur Cosmodrome?

Our latest dispatch puts Team NY and their traveling companions in southern Kazakhstan, near the Uzbek border, having spent the night in Aral(sk) and confirmed reports that there are indeed boats on the sand there (the Aral Sea having lost some 60% of its surface area in the last 30 years or so and the city of Aral no longer being a port but rather a sad, landlocked place 100km from the nearest shore).

They plan to reach Tashkent tomorrow, and then head on to Bishkek and Almaty. From the brief communiqué, it appears that they have approached the rally with renewed vigor and intend to visit the Silk Road cities AND go all the way to Mongolia. Cheers to our hearty band of adventurers!

No word on whether they stopped at Baikonur Cosmodrome on their way from Aral to Tashkent.


Blogger Effem said...

Good luck and keep going, it's still a long and mountainous way to go - it's simply THE journey. Follow the blog every day, addictively.

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