First thing this morning, we drove by a ruin city named Sauran. The city were used during the Silk Road, being a capital city of the Mongols during the 1500s. It was not well taken care of, and I think some parts are re-built afterwards, but it was pretty cool to see.
The next stop were in Turkistan, where we first bought more food and wate. Next, we went to a pharmacy for hand sanitiser and also new earrings for me as I managed to lose one. The guy answered yes on all the questions (Do you speak english? How much are these?), but seemed to know more or less no english. He went to another place to buy earrings, and the second time I followed him there so I could get what I needed. We also bought grilled chicken and bread outside, before a police told us we could not park there, and we had to drive to another place to eat.
One of our later plans were to live in a Yurt camp, so we tried to find a place with wifi so we could book. While filling up gas, I went over to a big Hyundai car saloon to look for wifi, and actually managed to find some. We booked while the locals were talking loudly with us, one of them wanting to guide us to Kyrgyzstan. Michael got to taste fermented horse milk of some friendly local!
When we finally were on our way again, we went outside the city to eat without being disturbed. We managed to find a really good place for bathing, so we could wash ourselves, and also do a quick wash of some clothes! We had a great time, playing in the streams and just relaxing.
Our plan were to take a short cut over the mountains. On the way we saw a really good-looking spot, and after driving around a little we settled down there. The afternoon were spent climbing the mountains, which was really cool. We managed to get to a pretty nice peak, which opened up for some fine photography possibilities!
During dinner, we got swarmed again, but this time by dragonflies! We also got a rainbow for dinner, which showed up really neatly.