A river trip on a cheap ferry is a great way to see what's left of the jungle, and cast a glimpse on the traditional lifestyle of Borneo people (Dayak).
Among the best things to do around Almaty, Charyn Canyon is a must, while less may know of Esik Lake. Both can be reached on a day trip from Almaty.
From Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan by boat. Crossing the Caspian Sea on a Soviet-era ferry, from Baku to Aktau. Right in the middle of the Kazakh Steppe.
Trying to get our Chinese visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan is harder than expected. We'll need to get to Almaty. We repair our bikes at the bicycle guesthouse
Xinaliq, 2300 a.s.l., is a remote village in Azerbaijan. It used to be very difficult to reach it until 2006, when an asphalt road was built, now it is possible to drive to Xinaliq.