01.06.2019: Aqtau – Beineu

In the morning we woke up before the others. As our plan was to get a Kazakh sim card before leaving the city, we took care of that at first. Second stop was a petrol station to fill up for the day. During yesterdays dinner, we had discussed the route for the day. We knew that there would not be too many petrol stations along the road with a stretch of around 300km with no petrol at all! Petrol in Kazakhstan has to be paid upfront.…

31.05.2019: Caspian Sea – Aqtau

You wake up to the sound of sea. The first rays of the morning sun touch you face. You decide to stand up to have a look at the beach. As you stand up you hit your head on the roof of your cabin and realize that you are not on holiday in a five star hotel. Ok, let's get serious again. The situation in our cabin was pretty ok, our roommates were nice and we had the above mentioned window which allowed us to get…

30.05.2019: Alat – Caspian Sea

Sleeping in the port had been so-so. At some point there were some dogs barking and there were new trucks arriving every 15 minutes. But thanks to earplugs it wasn't that bad. Night was over at 6:30am due to the sun waking us up. Breakfast today was bought in the small mini market located in the port. Even though the building had a size of (max) 2x2m, they had everything necessary. Not just for us but also for all the others we met. Coffe was provided…

29.05.2019: Baku – Alat

Only very rarely, things take shorter than one would expect. Luckily, our ferry was one of these rare occasions. In the morning, we awoke only to find the Omanis packing their stuff and getting ready to leave. This was odd because initially they had told us that they would stay until tomorrow. The leader of the club told us that they got word that their ferry from Iran to Dubai would leave sooner than they had expected. In order to get to the ferry on time…

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