Tuesday 18th September 2012 – Aral to Zhangaqaza.

Aral to Zhangaqaza. 74 miles.

These roads are really starting to get to me now, there either billiard smooth or sand! I think I’ve probably had more asphalt than sand, but you don’t tend to remember the easy parts as much as the hard parts! It’s just so difficult riding in sand, or rather you can’t, it’s hard enough trying to push your bike through it, it’s so exhausting and it takes so long to get anywhere!

If I’d have come here next year, I would have been ok, their currently in the middle of constructing the New Eurasian Land Bridge connecting China with Europe due for completion in March of next year costing $7 billion dollars! I just wonder that, when they’ve built it, they maintain it?!

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