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Day 207 (Kyrygzstan): Bishkek - Osh (by plane - heading out, finally)

This is it - I am out of Bishkek. Visa in hand, some last things taken care of, I am back in Osh as I am typing this. The usual things here - can’t take money out as no one really cares if an ATM works or not, blank DVDs are a hard find and the like - but then I was finally on my way to the airport again. The airport is being used as a military base for operations in / over Afghanistan and adjacent countries, as evidenced by this picture.

It was a beautiful day and the flight was great. Snow-covered peaks all along the way and then I was back in Osh where I will be staying for a couple of days and then head back to Sary-Tash. The latest news is this: from the pictures of another traveler I am pretty certain that my bike is OK, all the houses in Sary Tash seem to be standing still. However, it has gotten really cold up there and snow has fallen. It has largely melted away, though this could mean that the road heading towards China may be muddy now. We shall see what happens - the fun never stops.

And I am not the only one who has taken a plane as of late. Rob over at is finally back in New Zealand after setting a new record for solo-skateboarding. Makes my journey look like a walk in the park.


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