This picture was taken at a Thai restaurant where we passed time with a really yummy meal waiting for our 3am flight...
So long Kazakhstan! I've had a lovely visit!!
After we webt to bed, a quite cramped, but otherwise ok 4 bunk room,
the metallic, war sounding speakers at each station woke us up. At
5:35am the 12-hr journey ended... We were picked up and brought to a
guesthouse where we had just over an hrs rest before breakfast was
served. The days outing in the nature reserve could begin after we
received our permits...
Sunday we got up, had breakfast and visited the Central State Museum
where the gold man is displayed.
They also had a great museum shop where they sold carpets! We went
crazy! Kristine bought two Kazakh rugs, Tove found an amazing rug from
Turkmenistan, Knut opted for a great one from Iran and my choice fell
on a small Kazakh rug!!
After that we went looking for a cafe. We were in luck, found a
fantastic Italian coffee shop with lovely wine, coffee and sandwiches.
At 5pm we're getting on the train to travel 12 hrs to the west to
visit a national park where we're promised to see lots of wild tulips!!
Until next time... ;-)
På grunn av asken fra Island kom vi oss bare til Istanbul i dag. Fikk
hjelp til å finne et flott hotell i Gamlebyen, anonymt på utsiden,
men flotte store behagelige rom! Godt fornøyd.
Turen har begynt bra etter en litt forsinket start!!