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September 6th, 2006 | categorizilation: all categories,Kyrgyzstan

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Generally feeling worn out after little sleep on the bus the night before and a busy day at the Tajikistan Embassy, I spent the day here in Bishkek sleeping at the hostel.

A cozy guesthouse in Bishkek / ビシュケックのホステル(キルギス)

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Comment by Peter Parnes — September 7, 2006 @ 5:46 am | post a comment

I do not know what say, wow what an adventure you are on!!! Can I join you? :)

I keep checking for updates several times a day just to read about yur latest adventures!


Comment by Mum — September 7, 2006 @ 2:57 pm | post a comment

The hostel looks very nice – what you an see of it from the photo. Bishkek looks like a very nice city. I got the impression of wide streets and interesting architecture.

Comment by Aunty Jenny — September 7, 2006 @ 3:01 pm | post a comment

Not surprising you feel worn out after a bout of diahorrea. Actually, you have been very fortunate so far with your health. Lets pray it stays that way.

Comment by Aunty Les — September 7, 2006 @ 3:28 pm | post a comment

I've been waiting a couple of days for the downloads to be downloaded, ever since the blog entry for Karakol.

Great shame about the camera batteies, so no pics from Sharin Canyon. Interesting landscape in around the canyon, rather bleak though.

What's the lake near Karakol like?

Comment by Rachel Callander — September 7, 2006 @ 3:33 pm | post a comment

Wow Rob

I just read the last two weeks of your trip all in one go…. It is very awesome. Fabulous pics!!!

Comment by Aunty Les — September 7, 2006 @ 4:38 pm | post a comment

Hi Rob

This is from your Nana. I have been following your trip at your parent's place in Gladstone for the last few weeks. I came home yesterday. We did a trip of 1200ks from Gladstone to Brisbane down the interior and it seemed a long way. I can't imagine what your trip looks like. Lots of prayer going up on your behalf. You will have to put all this in a book when you get home and make lots of money!!! Much love, Nana

Comment by Aunty Les — September 7, 2006 @ 6:20 pm | post a comment

Please check your e-mail. Important emails will be on it.

Comment by Rob Thomson — September 8, 2006 @ 4:00 am | post a comment

Peter Parnes, thank you for your comments. You are most welcome to join. Just remember though that it's gonna get fairly cold from here on in! I am quite looking forward to the winter leg through Europe though…

Comment by Rob Thomson — September 8, 2006 @ 4:01 am | post a comment

Mum, Bishkek was actually a really nice city. Masses of green – lots of oak trees lining the streets. When I was there the acorns were dropping, so occassionally I would be accosted by a stray one.

Comment by Rob Thomson — September 8, 2006 @ 4:03 am | post a comment

Nanna, I read the full report of the trip to Oz in an email from Mum. Sounds like you hit the big time with those precious stones, aye? I would have loved to have been with you guys. The next part of my trip I think you will enjoy. Lots of mountains and mountian lakes. Where I will be riding there will be peaks over 6000m on either side of the road…

Comment by Rob Thomson — September 8, 2006 @ 4:05 am | post a comment

Aunty Les, lake Issy-kol is rather bleak actually. They do not seem to be making the most of it, so even from the road you cannot see it most of the time. It's not like the lakes in NZ where you drive right next to it with the lake in view. I hope to get closer to it over the next few days though when I make my way down to Osh.

Comment by Joeru — September 8, 2006 @ 9:29 pm | post a comment

Wow! You have developed quite a beard on your trek

Comment by Rob Thomson — September 9, 2006 @ 5:16 am | post a comment

Joeru, the beard will remain untouched by any blade until I return to New Zealand. Expect some good things towards the end of the trip!

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