Shonji, Kazakstan to Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

 

A full day driving…but what a day of scenery.  Spectacular mountains and green valleys. We visited a mini grand canyon and although there was not time to walk down into it, it was amazing.

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IMG_0207IMG_0240IMG_0247IMG_0252IMG_0282Many herds of sheep with drovers on horseback, horses and cows by the roadside and innumerable friendly people waving at us as we passed by.

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Lunch was at another amazing spot overlooking a gorge and river.

IMG_0312We crossed from Kazakstan to Kyrgyzstan this afternoon and it would have to be the easiest crossing to date. We then drove through more amazing countryside…gorgeous valleys and hills and then flatter farmland with the snow capped mountains in the distance. IMG_0337IMG_0358IMG_0371IMG_0375

A fabulous day and one of the best driving days yet.IMG_0327

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