Fri 31. Atyrau to Istanbul, by air
Bit chaotic at the airport, didn’t seem as if there was much organisation, but it obviously works because I got on the flight ok.
Arrived in Istanbul and was met at the airport by a car which was handy and it was good not to have to have to worry about my bike for a change.
Got to the hotel and was warmly welcomed by the staff, who always seem pleased to see me. Spent the afternoon catching up and saying hello to all the people I seem to know here now, also met a couple of American women, one of which lived in Kazakhstan for a while, so that was good to pick her brains on the country.