Following nomadic footsteps from Osh to Almaty || WO2W cycling in Central Asia (EP.12)
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We are currently on a bicycle tour around the world. Our trip started in April 2017 and we have been cycling east ever since. We crossed the to the Pamir Highway in August and are currently in SE Asia. After completing this section of the trip we fly to Australia & NZ and finally the Americas. In these videos, we hope to show you what our life is like on the road.
We left Osh with a renewed spring in our step only to have our bubble burst by Kyrgyz drivers during the first day. After a group huddle we decided to take a taxi up to the reservoir at Toktogul for Conrad's birthday before pressing on to the last two passes of Central Asia.
When faced with the prospect of riding through 3km of an unlit, poorly paved tunnel we opted for the safer (sort of) option of hitchhiking with two truckers. Bikes and bodies intact we emerged the other side and like any good Kyrgyz driver they celebrated with vodka, photos and more vodka.
Entering Almaty was unreal, we had been in Bishkek only three days before but this was a real city, a proper city. The ride to our hostel took us pass countless cafes, (decent) restaurants and actual bike shops.
We have reached many destinations that feel like the 'end' but no more than Almaty. With a week of recharging and relaxing behind us we finally packed our bikes up and said our goodbyes to friends, the mountains and Central Asia.
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