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Road Stories #40: Hitchhiking the Kazakhstan-China border and the consequences of not registering in Kazakhstan

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Our experience leaving the extremely hospitable Kazakhstan and making our first succesful entry into China including how we had our first taste of this diverse country before we even left, realising our crucial mistake on the border and one of the strangest, and most successful, hitchhikes of all time…

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Road Stories #39: Staying with the loveliest criminal in Kazakhstan

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It was time to head south again back across the steppe. But first we wanted to drop in on our new friend we had meet on our previous hitchhike north. Artyom was one of the most hospitable guys you could ever imagine but he had a darker side which we soon learnt about…

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Road Stories #38: Hitchhiking to Astana, the futuristic capital of Kazakhstan

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We finally manage to conquer the seemingly never ending steppe and we meet a very interesting character on route. Then we explore Astana, the futuristic capital of Kazakhstan with maybe the loveliest people in the whole country…

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Road Stories #37: The highs and lows of hitchhiking across the steppe (+VIDEO)

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The highs and lows of hitchhiking across the steppe: We set off on the unforgiving journey of travelling between Kazakhstan’s two biggest cities across grassland as far as the eye can see. We break up the journey in Karaganda by staying with perhaps the last person you would expect to find in this hostile environment…

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Road Stories #34: Hitchhiking around Issyk-Kul and dealing with local drunks

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Hitchhiking around the second largest alpine lake in the world wasn’t exactly as we’d imagined it would be, but it was a great adventure nonetheless. Snow-capped mountains, winding roads, jaw-dropping lake and lots and lots of …drunks!

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