Cycling The World Kazakhstan 29th-August-2012

Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Wednesday, 29th-August-2012 in Atyrau. Bit of a boring day today. I’ve not even been out of the hotel. Much of the time, I’ve been in my room on the computer doing website stuff. Best to abuse the internet when I can!

Greek orthodox church
Greek orthodox church in Atyrau

This evening I popped down to the hotel bar for a pint and something to eat. I didn’t stop long. The place seemed to be full of drunken Scottish men, drinking Malibu! Malibu of all drinks, hardly a drink I’d associate with men, let alone Scots. I thought they’d be drinking whiskey! There’s a lot of British men here who come over to work in the oil fields. And from what I can work out, they seem to stop in the hotel for one night before flying to Amsterdam and then home.

I did find out tonight that the national dish is Besbarmak, which is either made from horse meat or mutton but mostly horse! I think I’ll try that while I’m here, although I have a sneaky suspicion that I already have!

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Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.

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