The Uzbek customs officer asks us how many days we’ve been waiting until finally arriving at his office. Monika tells him that we left Beyneu in Kazakhstan by 8am this morning. He’s pretty astonished.
After a few days in Ukraine we drive on to Russia. Another 1500km to reach Kazakhstan. Despite all we may read in our newspapers we find a quite neat and organised country.
On 11th April we finally receive our passports with the visa for Uzbekistan – about a week later than expected. So no problem, but the need to leave immediately towards Ukraine.
The 1st week of April we are definitely ready to start our journey to the east. Our visa service in Germany has confirmed that they sent our passports some 3 days ago; the car is more or less cleaned and definitely packed.
On 12th November 2015 we were back to Laufaburg for hibernation.
This especially due to the omniscient prediction of some of these famous East Siberian meteorologists competent to forecast weather for the next 6 months – at least.
A tour thru the Peloponnese in absolute Greek off-season, the ferry to Italy and approaching Laufenburg in Swizzyland.
We left touristy Mykonos. On to Syros, Paros, super touristy Santorini, Naxos and then to the Greek mainland. From Pireaus to the Peleponnese.
We arrived at the gate of the multi-stars all-inclusive hotel that will be our all beloved home for the next 3 days. A gate strongly resembling to the immigration gate at the border to another country.
After beautiful Kas on along the Turkish Riviera, an experience with the package tourism at its best and on to the Greece Islands of Hios and Mykonos on a refugee boat of Hellenic Seaways.
As the Armenian Temporary Import Permit was about to end, we had to leave, crossed Georgia and entered Turkey. We followed the Black Sea Silk Road along the coast to the west, then southwards to the tourist hotspots at the Mediterranean Sea.