Originally Posted by Tirpse
Is that place Borovoe/ Burabai (in kazak language?) Looks much like same place where i was last summer on the way to Pamir. I also enjoyed famous hospitalty as local biker&AT rider Jevgeni invited me to his house for some eating, drinking and sleep and then joined them on ride to Lake Balkash bike festifal.
Nice report and southern Russia steppe area is interesting as i have some plans i might revisit next summer that area.
No its not ... Burabai is north of Astana and the home of the annual Kazakh bikers festival. We were east of Astana at a place near Bayanaul