Saturday 6th October 2012 – Kalinino to the Kazakhstan Chinese border.

Kalinino to the Kazakhstan Chinese border. 78 miles.

Bitterly cold last night, must admit I’ve not been that cold when I’ve been camping for years, thought I’d gotten to use to the hotter climates and perhaps I’ll have to reacclimatise to colder weather! It wasn’t until this morning that I realised I was camping at over 1000 metres, still think that I’ve become a bit of a wimp when it comes to the cold! Bit worrying this cold weather, there’s plenty of snow around higher up and I think it’s only going to get worse.

Got to the Kazakh/Chinese border only to find it’s closed until Monday! Don’t know whether it closes at the weekend or whether there’s another reason, either way it’s a real pain, luckily there was a fairly cheap hotel about half a mile back up the road, staying here tonight and hopefully tomorrow, if I can get some cash, they don’t take cards or dollars and I’d run my money down as I thought I was going to China!

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