Shymkent to Bauyzhau Momyshuly. 80 miles.
Had breakfast with the bikers first thing before we went out separate ways, they north and towards Russia, me east to China.
Left Shymkent and it was completely different landscape to the one I had when I arrived. Gone were the flat open plains, it was now really hilly and green, still the same crap roads though! Made a nice change to be in some hills despite it being hard work!
Ended up being a long day, I just managed to set up camp before it got dark.