Originally Posted by ChrisUK
After riding in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for 2 weeks I returned to Almaty and then continued towards Semey and Russia. Riding through a town that was so unforgettable (I recall it had lots of casinos) I got pulled over by another fat cnutstable.
Must have been Kapshagay.
The story goes like that: After reading «Peau de Chagrin» from very dead french writer Honoré de Balzac, the First (and only so far) President of Kazakhstan, decided the bad influence of the casinos will not be tolerated anymore in Almaty. So he only allowed casinos in the city of Kapshagay, I love moral virtue.
End of hijack, very nice ride you did there, totally envious!!!!!