I am currently in Almaty, staying at the usual place- amigo hostel- and am in an extraordinarily good mood since calling customs this morning, to discover that the engine parts are ready to collect!!!
Egor has gone to pick them up and hopes to have Grettle ready to roll tomorrow morning!
I’m having a lovely time in Almaty- there are heaps of friends here from Bishkek which is great, and I am spending most of my time with two very irresponsible Slovaks – Roman and Millash- they are driving incredible bikes from back in the day (1952) and believe it or not- are heading to Mongolia as well!
The plan is to set off in the morning together for the Russian border, with any luck, reaching it in 5 or 6 days.
Then, at LONG last- IT’S MONGOLIA!!!!!!!!!
Very excited about the imminent arrival of a complete Vespa, and dying to hit the road- so all good news from Kazakhstan and if you don’t hear from me for a bit, it means I’m finally moving!
Until next time- adios!