Said goodbye to all the staff, once again at the hotel and made my way to the airport for a midday departure.
Checkin wasn’t quite as chaotic as when I left Atyrau, but then I suppose the airport in Istanbul is bigger and more international, as in it flys to a lot more countries. Checkin went fairly smooth apart from one brief moment when they was checking my visa he said he’d never seen like it before! But as soon as he asked a colleague it was fine.
Much shorter flight coming back, no problems getting back in the country either and bike seems all ok. Only need to see if I need this stamp thing again tomorrow then I can get moving!